Avery Dennison Corporation announces that Deon Stander has been appointed as president and chief operating officer, effective March 1.
Stander has been the vice president and general manager of the company’s retail branding and information solutions (RBIS) division since June 2015, where he led a transformation of the business. In addition, as Avery Dennison’s sustainability leader, the company says he served as a key architect in shaping the company’s sustainability strategy and partnering across the company’s businesses to develop and implement its roadmap.
As COO, Stander will be responsible for the company’s global business operations, with all business unit leaders reporting to him. Mitch Butier continues as chairman and chief executive officer.
“Deon has led the remarkable transformation of our RBIS business, establishing a strong foundation for profitable growth, and he has been an excellent thought partner at the enterprise level,” says Butier. “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 success over the long term, as we accelerate our strategies to deliver value for all of our stakeholders.”
Stander joined Avery Dennison in 2007 as part of the acquisition of Paxar, where he had worked since 2003. Before being named vice president and general manager, RBIS, he served in several roles of increasing responsibility in positions based in Europe, Asia, and North America. He received his MBA from Lancaster University.