Avery Dennison Corp. has announced that its board of directors has elected Dean A. Scarborough president and CEO, effective May 1, 2005. Scarborough has been president and COO of Avery Dennison since 2000, reporting to Philip M. Neal, chairman and CEO. Neal will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors until May 1, 2006. Scarborough, as president and COO, led key initiatives to accelerate top-line growth, including the company's global Horizons program. He also directed the successful global implementation of Six Sigma productivity improvement efforts across the company. Scarborough was responsible for the successful integration of operations resulting from several key strategic acquisitions, including RVL, a brand identification products supplier for the apparel and retail industries, and Jackstadt, a German-based pressure-sensitive materials manufacturer.