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m gerretzen Michiel Gerretzen has been appointed to the newly-created post of vice president, procurement, for Avery Dennison in Europe.  In this function, he will be responsible for managing the procurement of direct and indirect materials, goods and services for the Avery Dennison materials group, as well as serve as a member of the strategic Corporate Global Procurement Leadership Team. He has held increasingly responsible roles in the company’s materials businesses, and was recognised with an Avery Dennison Leadership Excellence Award in 2009.  With previous experience at Philips Electronics, Mr. Gerretzen has more than two decades of experience in supply chain management and strategic sourcing. 

Based at Avery Dennison corporate headquarters in Leiden, The Netherlands, Mr. Gerretzen holds an MSc degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, is a certified change manager, experienced quality auditor, and speaks several European languages.   A Dutch national, he lives in The Hague with his wife and two children.   In his leisure time, he is a keen sportsman – and an official referee for the Royal Dutch Soccer Association. 


About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) helps make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent.  For 75 years the company has been a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and materials, retail branding and information solutions, and organization and identification products for offices and consumers.  A FORTUNE 500 company with sales of $6 billion in 2009, Avery Dennison is based in Pasadena, California and has employees in over 60 countries. For more information, visit