Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials Names Pascale Wautelet Global Vice President, R&D
Oegstgeest, Netherlands -- July 3, 2018 – Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced the appointment of Pascale Wautelet as the Global Vice President of Research and Development (R&D) for its Label and Graphic Materials group, effective immediately. She succeeds Hassan H. Rmaile, who was promoted earlier in the year as Vice President and General Manager for Global Graphics and Reflective Solutions and Vice President, Global Technology
As Global VP for R&D, Pascale will lead Label and Graphic Materials global R&D network, including oversight of our seven regional R&D centers and teams. Along with a team of 300 + scientists, Pascale will continue to build the future pipeline products and solutions for this materials science company that has innovation at its core.
Pascale joined Avery Dennison in July 2017 as Vice President, Label and Graphic Materials for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience across multiple functions in the chemical/petrochemical/plastic industry, including flexible packaging and labeling. Prior to joining Avery Dennison, Pascale was Global Technology Director at Jindal Films, overseeing corporate innovation and research and development across Europe and North America.
“Pascale brings a strong track record of global R&D leadership and proven success in the commercialization of new technologies and products while enhancing overall profitability for the business,” said Georges Gravanis, president, Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials. “She is a seasoned global innovation leader and has made significant impact in terms of pipeline, agility, and execution discipline since she joined us a year ago.“
Pascale earned her PhD in Materials and Polymer Chemistry and Physics, and received a master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry from the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Chemistry from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.