Avery Dennison’s Board of Directors has chosen Mitchell R. Butier as President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 1, 2016. He will be officially elected at the company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 28. Current Chairman and CEO Dean Scarborough will serve as the Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Butier, 44, joined Avery Dennison from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in 2000 and has been President and Chief Operating Officer since November of 2014. He earned a B.S.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. “Avery Dennison is a great company,” said Butier. “We’re strategically well-positioned with excellent prospects for profitable growth. I look forward to working with our board and our leadership team to build on our solid foundation as we continue to create value for our customers, employees and shareholders.”
“Mitch has worked in various businesses and regions across Avery Dennison and in roles of increasing responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer and President and Chief Operating Officer,” said Dean Scarborough. “He’s been a close thought partner of mine and has been at the centre of our most successful business strategies. Most recently, he has been the driver behind increasing the higher-value market segments of our portfolio. Just as important, Mitch is a champion of the values, integrity and high ethical standards that define Avery Dennison.”
Avery Dennison is a leading global packaging materials company that operates in more than 50 countries and has over 25,000 employees.