Vice President and General Manager, Label and Packaging Materials - North America / Avery Dennison Corporation
Darrell Hughes joined Avery Dennison in August 2010 as Vice President and General Manager for Label and Packaging Materials - North America. Based in Mentor, Ohio, Hughes has profit and loss accountability and is responsible for strategic development and profitable growth for Label and Packaging Materials largest region. Prior to joining Avery Dennison, Hughes held a variety of leadership positions at General Electric and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) which acquired GE Plastics in 2007. Most recently, he was President and General Manager of SABIC Innovative Plastics, Specialty Film and Sheet Business in Mount Vernon, IN. Hughes also served as General Manager for GE Silicones’ RTV & Elastomers business in Leverkusen, Germany. Hughes joined GE in 1999 as General Manager of Global Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions where he completed over 30 transactions for GE’s Plastics and Silicone businesses. His professional experience also includes various management positions with Engelhard Corporation, Braxton Associates-Deloitte Consulting, and Air Products and Chemicals. Hughes has extensive experience in general management, product management, marketing, new product development, new ventures, corporate development, M&A and strategic planning as well as large-scale capital project management. He has served on several profit and non-profit boards; most recently as Treasurer and board member for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.