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New GPA Board Appointment

The GPA board is a foundational element of GPA’s success. Not only are board members highly qualified industry thought leaders responsible for guiding the GPA organization, but they also represent the broader CEOs of all GPA business units as it’s shareholders. GPA board members ensure that the global GPA B.V. corporate entity is building infrastructure, services, and best practices that serve their interests and needs, and both the disparate and common needs of the global market. Integral to the board’s structure are term limits, ensuring we continue to get diversity in thought, fresh ideas, and new personalities and dynamics to the way the board works. This year will see four board members depart and three new members join.

With thanks to Hans Ulmer (Brazil), Maru Gaitan (Mexico), and Rene Schaddelee (BeNeLux & UK) and Guillaume Durieux (France), who all depart, we are excited to welcome three equally qualified individuals:

  • Jeff Stoebner is CEO of GPA business unit AVI Systems and joins the GPA board with the perspective of being one of our largest business units in the largest enterprise market in the world, and also with the fresh perspective of being a relatively new addition to the GPA community
  • Adriano Beti is CEO of our Swiss business unit Kilchenmann International, and while Kilchenmann has long been a GPA business unit, Adriano is fresh to the industry and Kilchenmann. He will bring an important perspective from other global industries and his board peers will support his journey and understanding of the collaboration world.
  • Tobias Enders heads the GPA’s formation team within GMS. As the youngest CEO across GPA, he leads one of our most progressive and innovative business units with a fast-growing “Smart Workplace” practice being developed upon the foundational Managed Services focus GMS has founded.

L-R: Jeff Stoebner, Adriano Beti, Tobias Enders

“I am confident in the strength each of these additions will bring in guiding GPA’s path forward, and that they will do so with the same breadth of perspective and selfless commitment their predecessors brought. I congratulate each of them for the recognition and confidence these appointments reflect in each of them within the GPA global community.”

– Byron Tarry, GPA CEO