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).

Neal Carty is the Senior Director of Global Research and Development at Avery Dennison Medical, Chicago, Illinois. Neal leads the R&D strategy for the business and has enhanced Avery Dennison’s position in the application of advanced medical adhesives since joining in 2008.

Neal holds a number of granted and pending patents for a variety of medical adhesives and device applications. He has been published in numerous trade and academic journals, including the Journal of Woundcare, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and American Journal of Infection Control, for his work on chlorhexidine gluconate impregnated adhesives and other adhesive technologies.  

Neal was appointed a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Polymers Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Neal enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and cooking in his leisure time.

Diego Saul is the Senior Counsel, North America, for Avery Dennison Industrial and Healthcare Materials, Glendale, California. He is a global legal partner for the Medical and Performance Tapes segments of this business unit. Joining Avery Dennison in 2009, Diego previously supported the Avery Dennison Law Department in Latin America. 

Diego received his law degree at the Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and his LLM at the University of Illinois. Diego spends his leisure time enjoying sports and outdoor activities with family and friends.

Luc De Keyser is the Global Operations Director at Avery Dennison Medical, Turnhout, Belgium. Luc has been with the company for 23 years and has extensive knowledge and experience in Operations and Supply Chain. He has a strong background in coating, finishing and converting processes. Luc leads global operations and is responsible for setting the operational strategy. He drives operational excellence by focusing on continuous improvements to standardize systems, improve safety and increase operational efficiency. Luc enjoys cycling in his personal time. 

Vince Provenzale is the Senior Finance Manager at Avery Dennison Medical, Mentor, Ohio. Vince joined Avery Dennison in 2011 through the Finance Leadership Development Program. Formerly senior financial analyst for FP&A, he was a critical member of the finance team in establishing the reporting and FP&A processes for Avery Dennison Industrial and Healthcare Materials. In his current role, Vince leads the global internal and external financial reporting for the Medical business. He plays a pivotal role in supporting the strategic direction and growth of the business, and is a key business partner of the leadership team.

Vince holds a BSBA in Accounting and International Business from Bowling Green State University. He enjoys performing in cover bands, watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and fine dining.