Avery Dennison Corp. (averydennison.com) has appointed 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 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, Pascale will lead Label and Graphic Materials’ global R&D network, including oversight of its seven regional R&D centers and teams. Along with a team of 300 + scientists, Pascale 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 labeling. Prior to joining Avery Dennison, Pascale was Global Technology Director at Jindal Films, overseeing corporate innovation and research and development across Europe and North America.

Pascale 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.