GLENDALE, Calif. - Avery Dennison Corporation today announced that its board of directors has appointed Andres A. Lopez a director, effective February 1, 2017.
Lopez, 54, is the president, chief executive officer and executive director of Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI), the world’s largest glass container manufacturer with $6 billion in revenues and preferred supplier to many food and beverage brands.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Andres to our board,” said Peter K. Barker, Chair of the Governance and Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors, Avery Dennison. “He brings more than 30 years’ experience in the global markets for food, beverage and pharmaceutical packaging.”
“Andres is a leader with a proven track record at Owens-Illinois, and deep global expertise and understanding of customer needs in the packaging industry,” added Dean Scarborough, Executive Chairman of the Board, Avery Dennison. “That knowledge will be invaluable to Avery Dennison as we continue to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers.”
A native of Colombia, Lopez began his career with Owens-Illinois as a manufacturing engineer. He joined the company’s executive leadership team in 2004, advancing through a series of financial and operational roles. In 2015, Lopez became president and chief operating officer of the company and, in 2016, he was named president and CEO.
Lopez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Production Engineering from Colombia’s Universidad EAFIT and completed the Executive Education Program at Stanford University.