19 July 2007 — Pasadena (CA): Tim Clyde, Avery Dennison’s group VP of office products, has been named VP of the company’s specialty materials and converting (SMC) group.
In the role he will have responsibility for the company divisions including graphics and reflective products, specialty tape, and performance polymers. Additionally, he will continue to be responsible for corporate global operations and supply chain.
Dean Scarborough, president and CEO, said: "Tim’s proven leadership, strong operational management skills and strategic marketing experience make him exceptionally qualified to lead SMC toward global leadership in producing specialty materials and converted products for the industrial, consumer and medical industries.
"The diverse businesses in SMC offer solid potential for long-term, profitable growth. Tim and his leadership team will provide strategic guidance to these businesses to promote growth and enhanced profitability through a strong customer-focused orientation."
A replacement for Clyde in the OP division has yet to be named.