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Avery Dennison – Georges Gravanis elected President Materials Group

Georges Gravanis has been elected President Materials Group for Avery Dennison

THE NETHERLANDS • Avery Dennison Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has elected Georges Gravanis as the company’s President, Materials Group, effective May 1, 2015. The duties were previously handled on an interim basis by Mitch Butier, President and Chief Operating Officer.

Based in Hong Kong and reporting to Mitch Butier, he will be responsible for the global pressure-sensitive materials businesses now comprised of label and packaging materials, graphics solutions and reflective solutions. Georges Gravanis has served as Vice President and General Manager of the Asia Pacific division of the Materials Group since August 2010.

Previously, Georges Gravanis held several leadership roles with Avery Dennison, including Vice President of sales, Roll Materials Europe, from 2006 to 2010; Vice President/General Manager, Roll Materials Europe Southern Region, from 2004 to 2006; and General Manager, Roll Materials France, from 2003 to 2004. He received his doctorate degree in polymer chemistry from Scientific University in Grenoble, France.

Armin Karl Geiger

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