The Los Angeles Business Journal has featured Hiram College alumni and trustee Dean Scarborough ’77 in a recent article. As chief executive of Avery Dennison Corp., Scarborough oversees a Fortune 500 company in Pasadena, California. Avery Dennison is well-known for its adhesive labels and office products used in more than 60 countries.
In the interview, Scarborough discusses money, family, and the challenges of heading an international corporation. Although he is often busy with traveling and managing his business, Scarborough always finds time to communicate with his wife and two children through phone calls, e-mail, and text messaging.
He also explains the way in which the fundamentals of entrepreneurship impacted his childhood and current success. He was “brought up with the business perspective,” and that state of mind has helped to guide him through the ranks of Avery-Dennison since his graduation from business school. In fact, Scarborough has spent almost his entire career working for the same company.
Despite his hectic schedule and high level of corporate responsibility, Scarborough stresses that he is most definitely a normal person; “Just because I’m a CEO doesn’t mean I’m from another planet,” he says.
The interview is a valuable insight to anyone who is interested in business, international relations, or even the success story of one of Hiram’s very own trustees. The full article can be found here.