Avery Dennison Corporation Appoints New President and Chief Operating Officer

Avery Dennison Corporation announced the appointment of Deon Stander as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective March 1, 2022.

Stander, 53, has served as vice president and general manager of the company’s Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) division since June 2015, where he led a significant transformation of the company. Additionally, as Chief Sustainability Officer at Avery Dennison, he served as a key architect in the development of the company’s sustainability strategy and in the partnership between the company’s businesses to develop and implement an ambitious roadmap.

As COO, Stander will be responsible for the company’s global business operations, with all business unit heads reporting to him. Mitch Butier remains Chairman and CEO.

“Deon has led the remarkable transformation of our RBIS business, laying a solid foundation for profitable growth, and he has been a great thought partner at the enterprise level,” said Mitch Butier, President and CEO of Avery Dennison. “He is highly respected throughout the company for his exemplary vision, and I look forward to our continued partnership. This appointment reflects the next evolution of our leadership capabilities that will enable our continued long-term success as we accelerate our strategies to deliver value to all of our stakeholders.

Stander joined Avery Dennison in 2007 as part of the acquisition of Paxar, where he had worked since 2003. Prior to being named vice president and general manager, RBIS, he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in positions based in Europe, Asia, and North America. He obtained his MBA from Lancaster University, UK.

Luisa D. Fuller