James Akeley, Global Technical Director
James Akeley was appointed to the position of Global Technical Director of Performance Polymers for Industrial and Healthcare Materials of Avery Dennison Corporation.
In his current role since 2016, Jim is responsible for global R&D and technical services at Performance Polymers. He previously held the role of senior global technical manager, managing the Performance Polymers global technology team, the Materials Group product development team, and the Mill Hall team. Jim joined Avery Dennison in 1989, and during his tenure has held a variety of global roles of increasing responsibility in operations, product development, procurement and technology, including the development and implementation of Avery Dennison’s global adhesives sourcing and supply strategy.
Jim’s extensive background in adhesives spans over 30 years at Avery Dennison. He has been central to the development and launch of many of Avery Dennison’s most commercially successful adhesive solutions, and is coauthor of multiple patents. Jim is a certified Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma Black Belt. Jim holds a BS in Biology/Chemistry from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, as well as being certified in project management .