Kodak Sets New Structure to Drive Growth
Kodak has established a new organizational structure to make the company faster-moving, more competitive and more entrepreneurial.
The company will have five market-focused business divisions: print systems; enterprise inkjet systems; micro 3-D printing and packaging; software and solutions; and consumer and film.
These divisions will be end-to-end operating units with responsibility and accountability for portfolio, product design, engineering, services and sales.
“Kodak has an extraordinary product and service portfolio, groundbreaking scientific and engineering expertise, and a world-famous and highly trusted brand,” Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeff Clarke says. “We now have the right organizational structure for deploying those strengths to drive growth. We designed this structure to sharpen our focus on performance, predictability and accountability for business results.”
Kodak’s new operating divisions, their markets and leaders are: ·
- Print Systems Division: Led by Brad Kruchten, president of print systems and senior vice president for Kodak, this division will serve graphics arts and commercial print customers with printing plates (including the rapidly growing Kodak Sonora Process Free Plates), computer-to-plate imaging solutions, electrophotographic printing solutions (EPS), and toner OEM solutions and services.
- Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division: Philip Cullimore, president of enterprise inkjet systems and senior vice president of Kodak, will lead this division, which will serve existing and future inkjet printing customers with Kodak Prosper Systems (including the Prosper 6000 Press, the world’s fastest and most powerful commercial inkjet press); Kodak Versamark Systems; Print on Demand Solutions; and ink OEM solutions.
- Micro 3-D Printing and Packaging Division: Philip Cullimore also will lead this group on an interim basis as acting president of micro 3-D printing and packaging, which serves packaging customers and display OEM partners with products such as Kodak Flexcel NX Systems and Plates, legacy packaging solutions and touch sensor films.
- Software and Solutions Division: Eric-Yves Mahe, president of software and solutions and senior vice president for Kodak, will lead this unit which includes Kodak Technology Solutions, Kodak’s go-to-market engine to prioritize and monetize Kodak innovations in partnership with Kodak Research Labs; Kodak Unified Workflow Solutions; Brand Protection Solutions; Kodak Services for Business; and Design 2 Launch, a solution to manage and coordinate use of brand assets.
- Consumer and Film Division: Steven Overman, president of consumer and film, and senior vice president for Kodak, who is also Kodak’s chief marketing officer, will lead Kodak’s most consumer-facing division, with responsibility for consumer inkjet solutions, motion picture and commercial films, synthetic chemicals, and brand licensing. This division is responsible for the exploration of other potential initiatives in the consumer space.
Kodak is consolidating its current four regional sales organizations into two: Europe, United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand and Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. These will be led by John O’Grady, managing director, EUCAN and vice president of Kodak, and Lois Lebegue, managing director, ALMA and vice president of Kodak. Common service and back office support will be hosted in a shared service model in each region for all businesses.
The company also is optimizing its corporate functions by eliminating overlap and enhancing accountability. The corporate functional leaders are: ·
- John McMullen, chief financial officer and executive vice president
- Mark Green, chief human resources officer and senior vice president
- Steven Overman, chief marketing officer and senior vice president;
- Patrick M. Sheller, general counsel, secretary and chief administrative officer and senior vice president
- Terry Taber, chief technical officer and senior vice president
- Kim VanGelder, chief information officer and vice president. VanGelder will now report to CEO Jeff Clarke.