R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award

Sponsored by Avery Dennison, this award reflects the values and vision of Stan Avery and his innovative breakthroughs that founded the label industry.

It is awarded to an individual or team who meet the following selection criteria:

  • Has had a significant innovation idea, or supported the growth of an innovative idea that has transformed and progressed the label industry
  • Has made a key contribution to the promotion and growth of the label industry
  • Has been a high profile industry influencer and motivator
  • Operates on a national or international scale

 


Jim DeFife, VP Pressure-Sensitive Materials, Multi-Color Corporation has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award 2019.

DeFife has been a driving force in the global label industry for almost 40 years, with a focus throughout his career on the development of technical solutions that have revolutionized and grown the pressure-sensitive market – firstly with Avery Dennison and then, for the past 17 years, with Spear and Multi-Color.

During his 20 years with Avery Dennison he led the company’s specialty films division, coming up with new filmic constructions. He subsequently led a global initiative for materials down-gauging at Spear, C-Flex and Multi-Color.  

DeFife has also been a long-term pioneer in thin film technology, adding wide-web coating into Spear’s facilities, including major work with the entire supply chain incorporating all the film/paper, adhesive and coating suppliers. He also developed the first plastic bottle recyclable PS label recognized by the APR.