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Sandra Beach Lin to Join Avery Dennison as Group Vice President, Specialty Materials and Converting

Published on 2005-04-04. Author : SpecialChem

PASADENA, Calif. -- Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) announced that Sandra Beach Lin has been appointed to the newly created position of group vice president, Specialty Materials and Converting at Avery Dennison, effective April 4, 2005.

Beach Lin, 47, will become a corporate officer of Avery Dennison and will be based at the Company's facilities in Painesville, Ohio, reporting to Dean Scarborough, president and chief operating officer. She will be responsible for providing strategic leadership of the Company's graphics materials, reflective materials, specialty tape, engineered films, performance polymers and industrial and automotive products divisions.

"Sandy is a highly successful and experienced global business leader," said Philip M. Neal, chairman and chief executive officer of Avery Dennison. "We look forward to the many contributions Sandy will make to strengthen and expand our specialty materials and converting businesses."

Beach Lin joins Avery Dennison from Closure Systems International in Chicago, Ill., a global division of Alcoa, Inc., where she has served as president since 2002. Prior to that position, she was in several roles at divisions of Honeywell International, including serving as president of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and vice president and general manager of Specialty Wax and Additives.

Beach Lin earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Toledo in 1980, and an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1982.

Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive labeling materials, office products and retail tag, ticketing and branding systems. Based in Pasadena, Calif., Avery Dennison is a FORTUNE 500 company with 2004 sales of $5.3 billion. Avery Dennison employs approximately 21,400 individuals in 47 countries worldwide who apply the Company's technologies to develop, manufacture and market a wide range of products for both consumer and industrial markets.

Products offered by Avery Dennison include Avery-brand office products and graphics imaging media, Fasson-brand self-adhesive materials, peel-and-stick postage stamps, reflective highway safety products, labels for a wide variety of automotive, industrial and durable goods applications, brand identification and supply chain management products for the retail and apparel industries, and specialty tapes and polymers.

Source: Avery Dennison Corporation

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