Suman Majumder
Director Innovation & Knowledge Center

Please describe your job:

Building a strong technical team to work on Business Strategic Projects and Differentiating & Disruptive Innovation.

Why Avery Dennison LPM?

Adhesives is the intrinsic part of human life and Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and the label construction is the ultimate connection of Organic / Polymer Chemistry; Material Science & Physics. A label is a must to deliver any information. A label connects to the consumer emotions. It is an ultimate connection of science and human need. This excited me to join Avery Dennison.

Explain your path to this role.

I am an organic and polymer chemist by training. After my PhD and Postdoctoral assignment in organic and polymer chemistry, I had been associated with very technology driven companies like Dow Chemicals in the polymer division, with Unilever in Consumer products and with L'oreal in beauty products, I gathered diverse R&D experience. Somehow, Avery Dennison was associated everywhere either as customer or as supplier. I always wondered about what drives the science behind Pressure Sensitive Adhesives. Now, that I am very much the part of it, I find everyday something exciting happens here around customer centric innovations.It's important as a leader of regional R&D is to align with the overall regional business strategy and the Global R&D strategy and bring in the best synergy as part of the Global R&D organization.

What inspires you?

To drive innovation and more precisely orbit-shift innovation through a very productive and passionate R&D team.

What excites you about this industry?

Strong connection, understanding of the customers and the business ecosystem and and commitment to serve them the best.

How do you exhibit the LPM core values?

By being very customer centric, we value customers and the ensure that new products and innovations bring immense value to their business and life. Whatever problems our customers face, we resolve it for them at highest priority.   

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?

Work is worship and Honesty is the best policy. To be customer centric and be business strategic in the most ethical way.

How do you inspire your team/colleagues?

Through a vision of future possibilities in innovation around labels and beyond, driven by design to cost and design to value. Can we do the “impossible”!

What sparks your interest in a project?

How it will change the business and what value it will bring to the end use.

How has Avery Dennison transformed the industry?

As market leaders, Avery Dennison has really been the technical leaders and pioneer in this business and has transformed the industry through its continuous engagement with the customers and relentless knowledge-sharing with everyone concerned in the business environment.  

What do you see as the biggest challenge facing label manufacturing today?

New disruptive technologies evolving like direct printing on the substrate which may take a major share of the label business.

What do you see as the future of labeling?

Sustainable green approach by reducing the carbon footprint by working on potentially disruptive technologies like liner-less may be the future of labelling.



Severine Marquet
Plant Manager Luxembourg

Please describe your job:

I am plant manager of LPM Luxembourg plant.

Why Avery Dennison LPM?

Avery Dennison LPM has a special dynamism, everyday is a day of challenges, full of passion and energy.

Explain your path to this role.

I am working in Avery Dennison for 10 years now, growing within the operations organization from team leader role to plant manager of the flagship Avery Dennison facility in Luxembourg. I had this great experience to move from one location to the other, not only in Europe... I also had the privilege to have the LPM South America Operations Director responsibility for two-and-a-half  years.

What inspires you?

Everyday I am inspired by the passion that our employees have to improve our contribution to the business. They have a strong wish to become better, they really strive for excellence.

What excites you about this industry?

Our Industry has this specificity to touch all type of industries, and is going very fast.

How do you exhibit the LPM core values?

I take care to lead by example in term of values and ethics and I work to empower our crew on our sustainability journey.

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?

Always be able to create a strong team and use each and all brains of your team members!

How do you inspire your team/colleagues?

By taking decision and acting boldly.

What sparks your interest in a project?

Seeing progress, not only technical ones, by seeing the development of our people is a real pleasure! That is what brings our business to an higher level!

How has Avery Dennison has transformed the industry?

Avery Dennison has always been innovative in all process related to adhesive and adhesion.

What do you see as some of the biggest innovations in manufacturing operations?

Running fast/thin/clear and large.

How do you see us manufacturing labels sustainably and humanely?

Avery Dennison is sincerely engaged on sustainability with bold 2025 goals, and a strong wish to take each single employee on board. We, as Avery Dennison employees, are always ready to support communities, and will make all efforts possible even in short notice to support others. This is more than actions, this is a strong culture that is promoted and highly supported by all levels of the organization for highest level to the rest of the organization.

What excites you about the future of manufacturing operations?

Avery Dennison has a policy of investments and acquisitions that will offer us a lot of opportunities for the short, medium and long future.

Where label manufacturing is heading?

We are everywhere, and following all type of industry. We needs to have the ability to have a step ahead to catch each single opportunity to can be present for us, and for our type of business.

 



Isabel Gonzalez
Event Manager

Please describe your job:

I am Event Manager for LGM Marcom Europe, and I organise events for Label and Packaging Materials and Graphics. My biggest projects are Labelexpo and Fespa. These events take about 9 and 6 months to prepare for, and offer the opportunity to work with everyone in the business every part of the business.  

Why Avery Dennison LGM?

It wasn’t a conscious decision to come here. I came because the projects interested me. It was only after working here that I realized how big and significant of a company Avery Dennison is. I came here initially for one year and two events and I am still here five years later.

Explain your path to this role.

My previous jobs and assignments to work at tech fairs like CeBit, IFA and CES where I would arrange to have small booths and organize customer events were what prepared me for my role here. But managing Avery Dennison’s presence at FESPA and Labelexpo are much bigger projects than what I had organized so far.

What inspires you?

People inspire me. In my role one of the best things is that I get to meet and work with almost every department in the company and I get to know people in all functions coming from all over the world.

How do you exhibit the LPM core values?

As an events manager, teamwork is the Avery Dennison value that resonates most in my world. You can’t have events without teamwork. By definition, an event is a team effort, bringing all the departments and people together to pull off something major and make it a success.

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?

To be open to opportunities. I never expected to be at a company like Avery Dennison with a role like I have, but I was open to opportunities and took advantage of them when they came—like the advert says, “just do it.”

How do you inspire your team/colleagues?

I hope to inspire my colleagues by being open and transparent, and to be fair, they do think I am approachable. I want to give support and help whenever I can and I let people know what I am doing and how to reach me.  I also try to be present—physically accessible and fully engaged—in the office whenever I can.  Most of all, I like to bring people together, within the team and more broadly, as much as I can.

What sparks your interest in a project?

How I can help to create a stage for a great performance. What I can do to facilitate the best presentation of our products. And what is the best and most efficient way to organize this.

How do you see us manufacturing labels sustainably and humanely?

We’re serious about sustainability, not just as a company but individually. And individual behaviors are what creates a culture. For me, it’s about encouraging people to go paperless and question what they print. The fact that we work with the Google suite as a company helps a lot with this.



Yogesh Nemade
IT and Admin Coordinator

Please describe your job:

IT and Administrative Coordinator.  

Why Avery Dennison LPM? 

I appreciate the new learning opportunities, and my values and skills align with the organization’s long-term goals.

Explain your path to this role.

As an IT engineer I was responsible for IT supplies procurement in my previous company, also as a part of my job I was responsible for supporting all MIS applications. While working on that application I became familiar with the accounting process. Now, my role in Office Administration gives me a lot of responsibility for the accounting for our office and lab expenses, for things like chemicals, glasswear, and instruments. It’s also a role with much bigger scope than my last one.

What inspires you?

Our leaders at the Avery Dennison Innovation and Knowledge Center show a lot of eagerness and hard work, which is matched the dedication of staff to deliver, this inspires me always while working.  

What excites you about this industry?

I have a chance to work with scientists here, and that’s why I came to know the technology and science behind various types of labels. To learn the technology behind labels which are used in day-to-day life is really exciting for me.   

How do you exhibit the LPM core values?

Being an office administrator, the value of service is really central for me. I always try to provide administrative support on time where our staff requires it. I focus my honest efforts on avoiding project delays because of anything related to administration.

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?

You should be more careful about small and basic things when you got success and appreciation. In my role, this means monitoring the equipment closely and making sure everything is working properly. If things aren’t working properly it may have an impact on the results of the whole project.

 



Carolina Moreton 
Marketing Analyst

Please describe your job:

Marketing analyst
Product management–marketing plan and control of products at all stages of the product lifecycle. Responsible for analyze and operationalize the introduction of products in the market. Product promotion activities, aimed at the good image of the company.

What inspires you?

Working in a great environment with new challenges every day inspires me.

What excites you about this industry?

LGM group has products to several market segments and this allows us to have a better knowledge about these markets segments which allow us to gain an expertise to offer an excellent service.

How do you exhibit the LPM core values?

We are all committed to human rights and fair labour practices in business activities. We work hard to ensure that the people who make our products are treated fairly and with respect.

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?

Help others even if there is no direct benefit to yourself. It takes so little energy to answer questions, provide referrals, open doors, even if doing so offers you nothing immediate in return. Your efforts will be rewarded in the future in wholly unexpected ways.

How do you inspire your team/colleagues?

  1. Opportunities for self-development.

  2. Foster collaboration within the team.

  3. Set clear goals.

How has Avery Dennison has transformed the industry?

Our experience in working with converters, suppliers and organizations of every scale allows us to meet precise operational requirements with outstanding service, in-depth training and support. 

What excites you about the future of manufacturing operations?

Creating labelling and packaging in a more sustainable way.



Alex Kidd
Concept Lab Manager

Please describe your job:

I am the Creative Design Manager. I lead The Concept Lab by providing creative direction while making connections from different sources to fuel the innovation process. My team and I connect brands to their audiences and do so through the ideation process. I tell stories through design which in return helps our customers grow, innovate, and create world-class work.  

Why Avery Dennison LPM?

Avery Dennison provides a great work environment and a platform for creatives to thrive. The main reason is the people. Avery Dennison is comprised of industry experts, and they are some of the best teammates I have ever worked with.

Explain your path to this role.

I have a long history in branding and packaging, and it has prepared me for my current role as Creative Design Manager. I always have the end user and consumer in mind, while thinking about their experience with our products. I love building solutions and finding ways to improve interactions with our products.  

What inspires you?

Clean lines, bold colors, mid-century modernism, package design, street culture, photography, museums, fashion, work of my peers and, zines, magazines, books, design in all shapes and forms.

I am inspired through the visuals of the world. Whether that is printed matter or scrolling through images on a screen, I am constantly inspired. Everything from the giant brands to the precise details in packaging. I am very passionate about building my visual library and how diverse industries influence each other.  

What excites you about this industry?

This industry is exciting because it is ever-evolving. I am experiencing first hand positive change, new technologies, innovative design and branding.​​

How do you exhibit the LPM core values?

Our group is deeply rooted in our core values. I push the boundaries on how my team and I collaborate internally and with industry leaders. It is important and necessary to think big and act boldly through all projects.  

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?

Change. Don't be afraid of change or reinventing the wheel. It's easy to get stuck in your own way. Always think of how things can be done differently and for the better.

How do you inspire your team/colleagues?

Giving my team exposure to "the next big thing" in design and our industry is key. A great way to inspire my team is by hosting "Creative Shares." This is a time when we come together to discuss design that inspires each of us, and it's not just based on label design. It can be any form of design. We discuss why we are inspired by a specific design and then relate it to what we do or can do at Avery Dennison. My team is diverse, which enables us to fuel one another with inspiration.

What sparks your interest in a project?

The potential to tell a story sparks my interest. Every project has a story to tell, whether complex of not. The goal through story telling is to connect with an audience. I find ways to push the boundaries, in order to make those connections.

How has Avery Dennison has transformed the industry?

Avery Dennison pioneered this industry. In my opinion, no other company leads in creating unique, premium products that allow brands to come to life and connect with their consumers. We have a constant pulse on how to better develop labels and packaging materials that push brands forward.​​



Ed Hribar
Vice President EH&S

Please describe your job:

I oversee the environmental, health and safety process (EHS) for all Avery Dennison facilities globally. It’s all about keeping our employees safe so that they can contribute to our continued success as a company. At the same time, we make sure that we have controls in place at our manufacturing sites to protect the environment, both in our operations as well as in the community.

To make that happen, my team establishes the corporate EHS requirements that help us meet those objectives globally while also being compliant with country/local EHS regulations. So it’s interacting quite a bit with employees at all levels of the organization to identify the best and most practical ways to be safe and environmentally sound.

Why Avery Dennison LPM?

​Prior to Avery Dennison, I had worked in the metals industry and it was very competitive with little to no growth. I was looking for an opportunity with a company that had more stability as well as an opportunity to grow professionally. That was 25 years ago and I am still proud to be a part of this organization.

Explain your path to this role.

I started in the old Fasson Films Division (FFD) in Painesville as the site safety manager. It was a very small business unit at the time but it had tremendous growth potential because films was an emerging market.

As the business grew, my role was expanded to include the environmental program. The business continued to grow until a time when it was merged with the Fasson Roll Division (FRD), at which time I assumed oversight for the combined organization. Eventually, I was pulled into a global role to support the other regions. About 10 years ago, I accepted a promotion as the corporate Safety Director which then led to my current role.

What inspires you?

My family inspires me me to do my best, both at home and at work. At home, we are a very close-knit family and do many things together while enjoying what life has to offer. My work travels have allowed me to experience many different cultures and customs, make friends all over the world, and continue to improve our EHS processes. When I see the results, it inspires me to do even more.

What excites you about this industry?​

The industry is always changing with new technology and products….and we are the world leader in our product offerings. Along with this change comes the challenge of making sure our people and processes remain safe. So there is no status quo, we are always looking to be innovative.

How do you exhibit the LPM core values?

To be successful in my function, I need to engage people at all levels of the organization to tap the various levels of expertise/creativity and then share these ideas to identify creative solutions that are practical and effective. I use my passion for EHS to “rally & empower people” and “collaborate across boundaries,” and the results have been really amazing. Our employees care about safety and the environment.

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?

Don’t be afraid to take risks. By nature, I am a fairly conservative person, middle of the road you might say. Too continuously improve our EHS processes, you need to try different things and sometimes you have to take risks or else you will miss an opportunity.

How do you inspire your team/colleagues?

I always challenge them to think outside the box by sharing creative solutions…but I follow up to check on their thought process and provide encouragement to keep trying. A lot of times, the personal feedback is reward enough to keep them inspired and moving forward. Caring makes a big difference.

What sparks your interest in a project?

Improvement opportunity, simplifying or making things easier to do, saving money!

How has Avery Dennison transformed the industry?

​​Avery Dennison has helped to transform the industry by being at the forefront of innovation. Whether it’s a new product or new technology, or a redesign, we always seem to be on the cutting edge. And now, with the recent acquisitions, we are broadening the portfolio to support the next wave of growth.

How do you see us manufacturing labels sustainably and ethically?

I see it with acquisitions…not all of the sites that we acquire have the same standards as we do. We take the time, effort and money to incorporate our code of conduct and values/ethics programs and you hear directly from the employees on how happy they are to be a part of Avery Dennison.

Additionally, we are always looking at ways to enhance our internal sustainability...in our end products, components, facilities. Bottom line is that we go beyond the norm in doing our part to manage the natural resources that impact our planet!

What excites you about the future of manufacturing operations?

That our facilities are clean, well organized, have good lighting and are extremely SAFE to work in! I have been to factories in other companies/industries, and there are many that don’t come close to to the standards that we set in Avery dennison.



Sarah Lu

Organization Development Assistant Manager

Please describe your job:

I am the assistant manager of organization development in China. I oversee Avery Dennison’s social responsibility program in partner with Avery Dennison Foundation. I also manage the Early Career Program, helping young talents build a successful early career in the organization.

Why Avery Dennison LPM?

I like the working environment here. I can balance my work and family life. My supervisor respects my opinion and gives me trust. I am encouraged to try new things.  

Explain your path to this role.

I joined Avery Dennison in 2007. It was around the time when Avery Dennison Foundation started its community investment in China. During the past 10 years, our major achievements include supporting/funding three Hope Schools in rural areas and awarding InvEnt Scholarship to high-achieving college students for ten consecutive years.

What inspires you?

My supervisor Genevieve Heng is a very caring person who I look up to. She adopted three dogs and three cats. She has a faith in her team. I am also inspired by people who are committed to improving their communities. On the other side, my job has influenced my teenage son. He grew up with a mind to help those in need.

What excites you about this industry?

This industry is making progress toward sustainability and my company is leading it.

How do you exhibit the LPM core values?

My job requires me to brainstorm and create new ideas when it involves how we better help those people in need and how we make employee activities more engaging. I’m able to make changes to the program year over year.

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?

Establish a solid foundation in your first job. Do not crave what is beyond your grasp. You can always develop skills no matter what job you do. This is the advice that I received also I give to the graduates I meet for campus recruitment.​​

How do you inspire your team/colleagues?

My colleagues describe me as an integrated, creative and optimistic person. I’m willing to help my team grow on their roles. My colleagues will come to me for new ideas.​​

What sparks your interest in a project?

Being able to help others drives me in my daily work. For example, I’m very excited about the project we are going to do next year. It’s about helping girls receive education in Sichuan Province, China.

How do you see us manufacturing labels sustainably and humanely?

Everytime when I introduce our company to college students, I’m very proud to tell them about our sustainability efforts. We are truly making a difference to the world. This is our big advantage to attractive young talents.



Huigen Wu

Engineering Technical Director

Please describe your job:

Engineering Technical Director, Non-Adhesive Papers, LGM

My major responsibilities include non-adhesive papers plant facility expanding projects, capital management, equipments maintenance, develop new process for new products and ensure the processes are steady

Why Avery Dennison LPM?

Back to 23 years ago, there weren't a lot multinational companies in China, and Avery Dennison was one of them. New graduates took it as an honor to be hired by international companies. I was one of those young men.

I love the company culture and the value and ethics also. That's why I have been with Avery Dennison for 23 years till now.

Explain your path to this role.

I was first joined company as maintenance engineer and then promoted to assistant manager, then maintenance manager, then I moved my career path towards manufacturing, I took the role of senior production manager, then I became the plant manager and operation director later, now I work as NAP maintenance and technical director.

What inspires you?

Look back to my 23 years with Avery Dennison, I have been involved from C1 (our first coating line) to our current C11 (Eleventh coating line), a lot of good stuff inspired me, my instant feeling is that from the beginning we learned almost everything from abroad and now we've had more and more local elements.

Also, ELS and Six Sigma have inspired me on less investment turns out bigger return.

What excites you about this industry?

Avery Dennison established the Converting College, have nurtured thousands of local talents. Label has played more and more roles in our daily life, when you go to a supermarket, you'll see the labels are everywhere.​​

How do you exhibit the LPM core values?

Fairness and teamwork.

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?​

Every employee shall have a holistic view and understand that individual's development and success is based on company's good development. Don't just look at current status, shall look into 5 years later, ten years later.

How do you inspire your team/colleagues?

Individual's success is based on company's success. As a successful global company, our company can offer you many opportunities,  you need to do is work hard, work smart and you will be rewarded.

How has Avery Dennison has transformed the industry?

​We are playing an most important role on advancing the logistic label segment in China. Our technology, our expertise have contributed a lot to the industry.

What excites you about the future of manufacturing operations?

​ In my opinion we have the most advanced facilities and we have comprehensive early career programs which makes our talent pool rich.

Where is label manufacturing is heading?

​More green, more sustainable, big scale and flexibility.