Avery Dennison Corporation recently announced the appointment of Pascale Wautelet as the global vice president of research and development (R&D) for its Label and Graphic Materials group, effective immediately.
She succeeds Hassan H. Rmaile, who was promoted earlier in the year as vice president and general manager for Global Graphics and Reflective Solutions and vice president, Global Technology and Ventures for Avery Dennison.
As global VP for R&D, Wautelet will lead Label and Graphic Materials’ global R&D network, including oversight of seven regional R&D centres and teams. Along with a team of 300+ scientists, Wautelet will continue to build the future pipeline products and solutions for this materials science company that has innovation at its core.
Pascale joined Avery Dennison in July 2017 as vice president, Label and Graphic Materials for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience across multiple functions in the chemical/petrochemical/plastic industry, including flexible packaging and labelling. Prior to joining Avery Dennison, Wautelet was global technology director at Jindal Films, overseeing corporate innovation and research and development across Europe and North America.
‘Wautelet brings a strong track record of global R&D leadership and proven success in the commercialisation of new technologies and products while enhancing overall profitability for the business,’ said Georges Gravanis, president, Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials. ‘She is a seasoned global innovation leader and has made significant impact in terms of pipeline, agility and execution discipline since she joined us a year ago.’
Wautelet earned her PhD in Materials and Polymer Chemistry and Physics, and received a Masters degree in Polymer Chemistry from the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Chemistry from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.