Avery Dennison Corporate / Bill Podojil Honored as 2020 Notable LGBTQ Executive

Bill Podojil Honored as 2020 Notable LGBTQ Executive

“Bill is a valued force for positive change at Avery Dennison."

Avery Dennison is proud to announce that Bill Podojil, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Label and Graphic Materials North America, has been recognized as a “2020 Notable LGBTQ Executive” by Crain’s Cleveland.

The Crain's Cleveland Business's 2020 Notable LGBTQ Executives list celebrates LGBTQ business professionals who have had an impact on Northeast Ohio in major ways. It honors their professional, civic and philanthropic achievements, while also highlighting their focus on LGBTQ equality, including business and economic inclusion. Honorees were named in a special section of the August 24th issue.

Crain's Cleveland Business

“Bill is a valued force for positive change at Avery Dennison. His leadership has been instrumental in increasing the visibility of and sensitivity to LGBT+ issues in our workplace, helping to cultivate an environment where all people, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity are included and engaged across all parts of our company,” said CEO Mitch Butier.

Bill’s leadership and efforts are not limited to LGBTQ+ issues. As the president of the Avery Dennison North America D&I Council, he has had a broad impact on our company globally, advancing our culture of inclusion. 

“Bill has advanced our company’s diversity and inclusion goals while being a consistently dynamic, empowering and successful business and people leader. Our company, our industry and our teams are fortunate to benefit from his passion, leadership, and especially his genuine interest and ability to listen and build bridges,” said Jeroen Diderich, vice president and general manager, Label and Graphic Materials North America.

Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion efforts here.
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