Avery Dennison Corp. recently announced that its board of directors has elected Mitchell R. Butier president and chief operating officer (COO). Butier has been the Butier Named Avery Dennison President and COOcompany’s senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) since June 2010, and will continue to serve as CFO until a successor is named. Dean A. Scarborough continues as chairman and CEO.

“Mitch has been a great thought partner in shaping our business model, and an architect of our value creation strategy,” Scarborough said. “He has worked in both of our core businesses, and played an instrumental role in developing their strategies for profitable growth.”

As COO, Butier will be responsible for the company’s operations, with all business unit leaders reporting to him. Donald A. Nolan, president of the Materials Group, will leave the company after a brief transition period. As a result, Butier will assume direct oversight of the materials businesses as of November 1.

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