What inspires me:
“A culture where people feel valued and feel like they can succeed.”
In his role, Deon is responsible for worldwide leadership of and strategy for the Retail Branding and Information Solutions division, focused on building partnerships with apparel brand owners, retailers, and factories. Additionally, Deon oversees Avery Dennison’s market-leading RFID business, helping retailers around the world to accelerate performance and drive efficiencies.
As the vice president and general manager of RBIS, Deon is also responsible for the core business functions for the division, including finance, human resources, communications and marketing, legal, and information technology.
Previously, Deon held several leadership roles with Avery Dennison RBIS, including:
- UK Managing Director
from Jan 2005 to March 2006
- General Manager, UK, Nordic, and South Africa
from April 2006 to Sept 2008
- Vice President and General Manager, South China
from Oct 2008 to Sept 2009
- Vice President and General Manager, Americas
from Oct 2009 to Sept 2010
- Vice President and General Manager, Global Commercial
from Oct 2010 to December 2012
Before joining Avery Dennison, Deon held various business and commercial positions in consumer packaged goods and telecommunications companies in the UK. He received his MBA from Lancaster University, UK in 2001.