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Kodak names president of Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division

Kodak names president of Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division

Eastman Kodak Co. on Friday named a new president for its Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division.

Randy Vandagriff, who has played an integral role in the development of Kodak Ultrastream Technology and Kodak’s digital print business since 2004, is to take on the new post effective May. 1, the company said.

Vandagriff will replace Philip Cullimore who is leaving Kodak to take a career sabbatical, the company said.

“As a tenured 35-year innovator in inkjet, Randy will help us accelerate market penetration of Ultrastream technologies into new high-growth markets with our OEMs,” CEO Jeffrey Clarke said.

“(Cullimore) has had a strong track record of improving each of the businesses he has managed at Kodak. We have seen this again in bringing our fast-growing inkjet business to profit while continuing growth in our best-in-class packaging business. This is an opportunity for him to pursue his goal of running a business headquartered near his European base.”

With Cullimore’s departure, Kodak announced a revision to its reporting structure. The Micro 3D Printing projects within the Micro 3D Printing and Packaging division will be moved into a new division, Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology, which also includes the operations of the current Intellectual Property Solutions Division.

The new AM3D division is being led by Terry Taber, chief technical officer, as President. The fast- growing Flexographic Packaging business, formerly part of MPPD, will be reported as a dedicated division. The Flexographic Packaging Division is to be led by Christopher Payne, as president.

Kodak recently opened its new Flexo Packaging Technology Center in Shanghai, China.

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