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PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Names Smith-Pilkington Vice Chairman of Greater Asia Region
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 17 - Eastman Kodak Company announced the appointment of Karen Smith-Pilkington, a 23-year veteran of the company, as vice chairman of the company's Greater Asia Region, reporting to Henri Petit, the region's chairman. Both are senior vice presidents of the company.
Smith-Pilkington's appointment is effective Jan. 5, at which time she will relocate to Shanghai.
In August, Smith-Pilkington, 46, became second-in-command of Kodak's combined Consumer & Professional Imaging operations, focusing primarily on the integration of those two organizations. In November 2001, she became president of Kodak Professional, which provides imaging products, solutions and services to professional photographers and related labs.
Smith-Pilkington has had global responsibilities in Consumer Imaging, Health Imaging and Kodak Professional. She has managed numerous strategic product groups that involved global profit and loss responsibility. She has built and leveraged multiple global alliances in product development, manufacturing and customer development. She also served as the regional business unit general manager for Kodak Professional in Canada, increasing the company's share in that market.
"Karen's global business experience - as well as a personal interest in international affairs - makes her an excellent choice to assist Henri in achieving Kodak's goals in Greater Asia, a key growth region for the company," said Daniel A. Carp, Kodak's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Her dedication to the customer and knowledge of the company's businesses will serve Kodak well as we strive to maintain our industry leadership in the digital age."
"Karen also will benefit in her efforts from the leadership demonstrated daily by our team in China, led by Henri and Ying Yeh, who have been instrumental in helping Kodak become the market leader in China," Carp said.
Ying Yeh is currently vice chairman of Greater China and a vice president of the corporation.
Smith-Pilkington holds a B.A. in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude) from the State University of New York at Geneseo (1978); a Masters in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University (1980); and a Masters of Business Administration from the William E. Simon School of Graduate Business Administration at the University of Rochester (1988).
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(First posted on Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 09:58 EST)