Jim Akeley


Jim Akeley is responsible for the global R&D and technical services at Performance Polymers. Jim previously held the role of global adhesives category manager for Avery Dennison where he successfully administered Avery Dennison’s adhesives sourcing and supply strategy. Jim has an extensive background in adhesives and his experience spans over 25 years at Avery Dennison. He has been central to the development and launch of many of Avery Dennison’s most commercially successful adhesives, and is coauthor for 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 and is certified in project management.