Avery Dennison Corp. recently announced that its Board of Directors has elected Georges Gravanis president of the company’s Materials Group. The duties were previously handled on an interim basis by Mitch Butier, president and COO.

“Georges is a seasoned international business leader with a tremendous track record for delivering results in both mature and emerging markets,” Butier said. “Under his leadership, the Materials Group Asia-Pacific team has achieved strong growth by executing our strategies to deliver superior service, quality and innovation.”

Based in Hong Kong and reporting to Butier, Gravanis will be responsible for the global pressure-sensitive materials businesses now comprised of Label and Packaging Materials, Graphics Solutions and Reflective Solutions.

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