USA • The company announced the election of Mitchell R. Butier as president and CEO, effective May 1, 2016, and nominated him for election to the board at the company’s upcoming annual meeting of stockholders on April 28, 2016. Current chairman and CEO Dean Scarborough will serve as the executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. In his new function he is responsible for overseeing the company’s global manufacturing operations, with the leaders of the company’s businesses reporting to him.
Mitchell R. Butier joined Avery Dennison from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2000 as director, finance of the former Office and Consumer Products North America division. Prior to becoming senior vice president and chief financial officer, he served from 2007 to 2010 as corporate vice president, global finance, and chief accounting officer. Prior to 2007, he held other senior leadership roles across the company, including finance positions in Label and Packaging Materials Europe and Retail and Branding Information Solutions, and general management positions in Retail Branding and Information Solutions. Mitchell R. Butier graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree.