Georges Gravanis is president of the Label and Graphic Materials business for Avery Dennison. He is currently based in The Netherlands.
Georges is responsible for managing the $4.5 billion global pressure-sensitive materials businesses comprised of Label and Packaging Materials, Graphics Solutions and Reflective Solutions.
He was elected to this position in April 2015 by the Board of Directors after serving as vice president and general manager of the Asia Pacific division of the Materials Group since August 2010. Prior to that, Georges held several leadership roles with Avery Dennison, including vice president of sales, Roll Materials Europe, from May 2006 to July 2010; vice president/general manager, Roll Materials Europe Southern Region, from March 2004 to April 2006; and general manager, Roll Materials France, from May 2003 to March 2004.
Before joining Avery Dennison, Georges held various business, manufacturing and product development positions in notable chemical companies across the UK, USA, France and Germany. He received his doctorate degree in polymer chemistry from Scientific University in Grenoble, France in 1986.