Ralph SilvestroThe GRA Group announced the passing of Ralph Silvestro. He was the first person hired by Dick Gang, Jack Green, and John Thibo of Green, Gang, Thibo, and Assoc. in 1961; and he remained with the company for 48 years until retiring in 2009. Silvestro developed the postcard/direct mail advertising program which became a staple in the  wholesale-distributor advertising arena and is still widely used today.

Throughout his career, Silvestro helped steer the growth of Green, Gang, Thibo into what it is today, The GRA Group. Always focused on customer satisfaction and employee development, Ralph helped set the stage for  promotional advertising and mentored many people in the process.

He was loved by clients and fellow employees alike. The best description of Silvestro was offered by one of our long-time clients: “When Ralph asked, “How are you doing?” he truly wanted to know. He listened to your answer and remembered what you said. Ralph genuinely cared about everyone.”