Kodak Appoints Leadership Team for Graphics Units
Three strategic product groups will include Workflow & Prepress, Digital Printing, and Consumables.
--Judi Hess, currently president of Creo Inc., will be appointed general manager and vice president, Workflow & Prepress. Hess will be responsible for a range of product offerings including software and hardware for computer-to-plate, workflow solutions, storage, inkjet proofing and digital halftone equipment.
--Venkat Purushotham is named general manager and vice president, Digital Printing, with responsibility for developing and marketing digital production printing solutions and related materials including electrophotography and direct imaging presses, publishing services and device controls.
--Doug Edwards is named general manager and vice president, Consumables. He is responsible for growing Kodak's position in the core consumables business, including plates, film, halftone proofing media and chemistry.
--Andrew Copley is named managing director and vice president, Global Sales and Operations. He will lead the global sales regions and the overall integration "in support of the Graphic Communication Group's strategy to become the premier global provider of integrated solutions to the industry." "
All of the above will report to Jeff Jacobson, in his role as president of the Graphic Solutions & Services unit and COO of the Graphic Communications Group.
The following senior operational leaders also were named:
Dolores Traxler is appointed general manager and vice president, Global Services; she will lead service for all equipment products within the GCG portfolio, as well as service of other manufacturers' equipment.
John Robinson is named general manager and vice president, Global Manufacturing and Supply. He is responsible for assuring that manufacturing process, delivery, inventory and capacity planning for GCG are aligned to meet customer expectations. (Kodak: www.kodak.com)