Avery Dennison appoints Steve Flannery senior vice president and general manager of new Materials group Emena


Avery Dennison announces the promotion of Steve Flannery to senior vice president and general manager Emena of the new Materials group. He replaces Hassan H. Rmaile, who has been promoted to president of the worldwide Materials group.

Materials group brings together the company’s label and graphic materials (LGM) and industrial and healthcare materials (IHM) businesses into a single group, which includes label and packaging materials, graphic solutions, reflective solutions, Hanita, Performance polymers, Avery Dennison medical, and performance tapes. The group of material science companies is organized into a cohesive framework to provide customers with a full range of innovative solutions and support.

Flannery’s appointment comes after 22 years with Avery Dennison, more than 20 of which he served in the company’s U.S. operations. He has extensive industry knowledge and a proven track record, with experience ranging from innovation, sales, marketing, operations and leadership in Industrial and Healthcare materials, label and Graphic materials North America, Performance polymers adhesives and apparel solutions.

“I am proud to lead such an experienced and knowledgeable Emena team within the Materials group,” says Flannery. “Over the past two decades at Avery Dennison, I have worked across divisions, and this role represents a fantastic opportunity to leverage those insights and learnings. I look forward to working with customers and industry partners and moving together toward a more sustainable and connected future.”