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Lopez Appointed to Avery Dennison Board of Directors

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Avery Dennison Corp., Glendale, Calif., USA, has appointed Andres A. Lopez a director, effective Feb.1, 2017. Lopez, 54, is the president, CEO, and executive director of Owens-Illinois Inc., the world’s largest glass container manufacturer with $6 billion in revenues and preferred supplier to many food and beverage brands.

"We’re extremely pleased to welcome Andres to our board," said Peter K. Barker, chair of the Governance and Social Responsibility Committee of the Avery Dennison Board of Directors. "He brings more than 30 years of experience in the global markets for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical packaging."

Dean Scarborough, executive chairman of the board, Avery Dennison, added that "Andres is a leader with a proven track record at Owens-Illinois, and deep global expertise and understanding of customer needs in the packaging industry. That knowledge will be invaluable to Avery Dennison as we continue to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers."

A native of Colombia, Lopez began his career with Owens-Illinois as a manufacturing engineer. He joined the company’s executive leadership team in 2004, advancing through a series of financial and operational roles. In 2015, Lopez became president and COO of the company and, in 2016, he was named president and CEO.

Lopez holds a B.S. degree in production engineering from Colombia’s Universidad EAFIT and completed the executive education program at Stanford University.

Avery Dennisonis a global provider of pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries.


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