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Kodak Board Appoints Edwards and Meuchner as Vice Presidents

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- Eastman Kodak Company announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Douglas J. Edwards and Gerard K. Meuchner as Vice Presidents of the company, effective immediately. Douglas Edwards, Ph.D., 45, was named General Manager and Vice President of Prepress Consumables for Kodak's Graphic Communications Group in April 2005. Previously Edwards worked with Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) as Vice President of Research, Business & Strategy Development. At KPG he commercialized many of Kodak's market-leading Computer-to-Plate Products. Edwards joined KPG in 1998 from International Paper's Imaging Products Division, having spent two years with worldwide responsibility for technology and product commercialization as Horsell Anitec's Director of Product and Manufacturing Process Development. Before joining International Paper he spent eight years with Zeneca Specialties and ICI Colors and Fine Chemicals in the UK in a variety of senior marketing, manufacturing and research positions. He started his industrial career with Ilford Ltd, Ciba-Geigy in 1985 working on silver halide films and papers and has a number of scientific papers and patents to his name. Edwards earned his Ph.D. in superconducting organic materials, sponsored by Ciba-Geigy, in 1985 from the University of London. He also has a BSc in Chemistry from the London University. Gerard Meuchner, 43, was appointed Director and Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, on January 1, 2006, with worldwide responsibility for internal and external communications, government affairs and executive speechwriting. He joined Kodak in June 2000 as Director and Vice President of Corporate Media Relations, with responsibilities for media relations policies and counseling senior management on news media issues. Prior to Kodak, he spent 10 years with Bloomberg News, where he instituted coverage of the U.S. government securities market and ran the company's bureau in Boston from 1995 until 2000. He briefly led the news organization's training efforts before joining Kodak. Prior to Bloomberg, Meuchner worked as a reporter for Thompson Financial Networks, covering the U.S. bond markets, and before that as a reporter and editor for the newsletter division of Institutional Investor magazine, where he covered the bond markets and commercial banking. He also has worked as reporter for the Troy (N.Y.) Record. A native of Brooklyn, Meuchner graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication.

 

 

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