Avery Dennison (Mentor, Ohio) announced it has appointed Gernot Ritzdorf, vice president, sales, Label and Packaging Materials (LPM), North America and replaces Nick Tucci, who has been appointed vice president and general manager, Label and Graphic Materials (LGM), North America.
Tucci has 22 years of experience with Avery Dennison. Since 1994, he has held leadership positions in finance; marketing; procurement; and he was the general manager and vice president of the Reflective Solutions business, where he was recognized as leader of the year in 2015. In this role, Tucci will provide leadership and strategic vision for the North America region. “Nick has a keen understanding of the global materials industry—its financial drivers, marketplace needs and what will help our customers deliver success into the future,” said Georges Gravanis, president of Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials. “This, plus his proven track record at Avery Dennison, sets him up for success in this important role.”
Ritzdorf brings 12 years of experience in the company, with various roles including leading both regional and global sales organizations. Previously, he held the role of vice president, sales, for LGM Europe. Most recently, he served as vice president, Global Accounts.In this role, Ritzdorf will lead the business’s field sales, technical sales, customer service and technical support teams for LPM. “Gernot’s success in building collaborative relationships with our customers to drive industry innovation, leading both regional and global sales organizations, alongside his wealth of knowledge in the label industry sets him up for success in this role,” said Nick Tucci, vice president and general manager, Label and Graphic Materials (LGM), North America. “Adding value for our customers is integral to what we do and Gernot has continually demonstrated this focus throughout his career – so we are very happy to have him join the North American team.”
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