PASADENA, Calif. -- Avery Dennison Corporation announced today that it has named R. Shawn Neville to the position of Group Vice President, Retail Information Services. In this position, Shawn will be a member of the Company's Corporate Leadership Team and report to Dean A. Scarborough, President and Chief Executive Officer of Avery Dennison. He will be based in Framingham, Massachusetts and lead three divisions within the RIS Group: Information and Brand Management, Printer Systems and Fastener.
"Shawn brings a broad experience base in retail operations, apparel and footwear brand management, and consumer packaged goods," said Scarborough. "This unique mix of experience, combined with Shawn's senior leadership skills, will help us continue to make progress towards our transformation into the best-in-class supplier to major retailers and apparel brand owners around the World."
Prior to joining Avery Dennison, Shawn served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Boathouse Sports, a leading custom team apparel manufacturer and brand. He has held senior management positions with Footstar, Reebok, and Striderite including: Chief Executive Officer and President of Footstar's Athletic retail division, GM of Reebok's North American division, and President of Keds Group. Shawn started his career in consumer packaged goods with Procter and Gamble and also worked for VISA USA, leading their retail and direct marketing industry development. He earned a BSBA degree from the University of Denver.
Terry Hemmelgarn, the current Group Vice President of the RIS group, will assume the role of Vice President and General Manager of the Information and Brand Management Division reporting to Shawn. "Terry has done an outstanding job leading the transformation to date including the integration of Paxar into the RIS group," said Scarborough. "Terry's deeper focus on the largest division within the group, which he has been managing directly for the past year, is important for us to achieve the goals we have set forth for both the short and the long term."
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