Leadership Team

Michael Johansen

Vice President and General Manager

As vice president and general manager, Michael Johansen has business leadership responsibilities for Avery Dennison Performance Tapes worldwide. In his 24-year career with Avery Dennison, Michael has held a variety of finance, marketing and general management positions. His prior positions were vice president/general manager RBIS Sourcing Regions and Supply Chain, vice president/general manager RIS Asia, and vice president/general manager Specialty Tape U.S. Michael holds an M.B.A. degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in finance from the University of Utah. He is based in Painesville, Ohio.

Kirsten Newquist

General Manager

Kirsten Newquist is currently the General Manager for the Vancive Medical Technologies Division at Avery Dennison.  Prior to her current role, Kirsten has held roles as Vice President of Business Development for the Vancive Medical Technologies Division and Director of New Growth Platforms at Avery Dennison.

Kirsten has extensive experience working with entrepreneurially-oriented, high growth companies on both the investor and business sides.  Prior to Avery Dennison, Kirsten was a Director at Copia Associates, a private investment firm that provides capital to start-up companies experiencing rapid growth. Previously, Kirsten has held roles as Vice President of Corporate Development for Ancora and Director of Project Management and Design for Iwerks Entertainment.

Kirsten holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a master’s of business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).