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Kodak to reorganize
imaging division

Eastman Kodak Co. today said it will split its U.S. and Canadian professional and printing imaging division into three parts.
The new business units will focus on graphics printing systems, portrait and social markets, and commercial imaging.
The move continues a companywide realignment of Kodak’s businesses to more market-focused units, each backed by a shared-services support unit whose formation was announced earlier this year.
Named to head the graphics unit is Debra Hogan, general manager of graphics printing systems.

Kodak to reorganize
imaging division

Eastman Kodak Co. today said it will split its U.S. and Canadian professional and printing imaging division into three parts.
The new business units will focus on graphics printing systems, portrait and social markets, and commercial imaging.
The move continues a companywide realignment of Kodak’s businesses to more market-focused units, each backed by a shared-services support unit whose formation was announced earlier this year.
Named to head the graphics unit is Debra Hogan, general manager of graphics printing systems. Hogan formerly was logistics manager for Kodak’s professional printing and imaging division.
Chris Majoy, who heads the new portraits and social markets unit, previously directed the professional-imaging division’s portrait and social markets efforts.
Ronald Waters, ex-professional imaging vice president and business manager for Canada, heads the new commercial-imaging unit.
The three managers “are committed to creating an organization focused on customers,” said Jeffrey McLeod, Kodak professional and printing imaging regional business general manager and vice president, in a prepared statement.
Also announced today was Kodak’s purchase of a key component for a system to transfer consumers’ photographs to floppy disks.
Named by CEO George Fisher as a major thrust in the company’s drive to position itself on the leading edge of consumer imaging, Kodak’s Image Magic Picture Disks will record up to 28 images that can be edited and printed out by consumers using home PCs. Users will need to have photographs scanned onto disk by professional photofinishers.
The Minneapolis-based Rimage Corp. said today that Kodak has ordered an undisclosed number of Rimage’s Diskette Automated Publishing Systems.
If early consumer response is good, Kodak could order more of the systems before year’s end, said David Suden, president of Rimage. The system will be installed in multiple photofinishing lab locations in the United States and Europe, he said.

Kodak’s Web site is http://www.kodak.com.

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