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Jim Continenza

Executive Chairman and CEO, Kodak

Years in current role: 3

What was your biggest success in 2021?

Our biggest success in 2021 was our return to growth. Our performance was a result of the efforts of a reorganized and reinvigorated sales team and world-class customer service, which continued to support our customers despite the challenges of the pandemic.

What are your expectations for 2022?

We have multiple goals for 2022. We expect to continue to invest in product innovation and back-end systems that will allow us to grow and scale much more quickly. We expect to continue our focus on being a leader in sustainability for our biggest market, commercial print. Most importantly, we expect to aggressively take share from competitors by providing industry-leading solutions and service, which will help bring Kodak back to profitability.

What is your biggest takeaway from dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?

Dealing with the pandemic made it clearer than ever before that we are all connected. What happens anywhere in the world affects us all. The uncertainty of the situation has also been a reminder about the importance of being flexible and not thinking I have all the answers. At Kodak, we have been making decisions based on our fundamental priorities of keeping our people safe and continuing to serve customers. But we are open to changing our minds when circumstances change, or we find better answers.

This profile is part of Rochester Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2022. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. View the full list at


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