Roland Simon

Vice President, Global Procurement and Corporate Sustainability, Label and Graphic Materials

Roland Simon is responsible for strategy and management of the Label and Graphic Materials Group global spend for both direct and indirect materials.

Prior to Avery Dennison, Roland held the CPO position at Ferro Corporation for four years after spending 23 years at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in a variety of manufacturing and procurement positions in Asia and throughout Europe.  

Roland earned his bachelor's degree in Physics-Engineering from Washington & Lee University and a master’s of business administration from the Durham Business School.

Roland joined Avery Dennison in 2011 and is based in Mentor, Ohio.

We asked Roland:

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the collective power of bringing together diverse perspectives in developing strategy and solving problems.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be on Lake Cuomo, Italy.

Other than spending time with friends and family, what do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I like to listen to music, sit on the edge of the lake and drink the whiskey I made.