Avery Dennison Corporation has announced the appointment of Pascale Wautelet as the global vice president of research and development (R&D) for its Label and Graphic Materials group. She succeeds Hassan H. Rmaile, who was promoted earlier in the year to vice president and general manager for Global Graphics and Reflective Solutions and vice president, Global Technology and Ventures for Avery Dennison.
In her new role, Wautelet will lead Label and Graphic Materials’ global R&D network, including oversight of seven regional R&D centers and teams. Along with a team of 300-plus scientists, Wautelet will continue to build future products and solutions for this materials science company that has innovation at its core.
Wautelet 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 labeling. Prior to joining Avery Dennison, she was the global technology director at Jindal Films, overseeing corporate innovation and research and development across Europe and North America.
“Pascale brings a strong track record of global R&D leadership and proven success in the commercialization of new technologies and products while enhancing overall profitability for the business,” says 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 master’s 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.