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Kodak Names David Kiser Recipient of CEO Diversity Award

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--David M. Kiser, Director, Health, Safety, and Environment, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company, has earned Kodak's highest recognition for achievement in diversity and inclusion. Chairman and CEO Antonio M. Perez announced the award at a company leadership meeting on Dec. 5. The CEO Diversity Award, introduced in 1998, recognizes executive-level individuals who role model exemplary leadership, and embrace a mindset and behaviors that lead to a winning and inclusive culture at Kodak. Nominations for the award are submitted by Kodak employees or functional operations, employee networks or diversity councils. "Dave Kiser has demonstrated an unwavering focus on diversity and inclusion throughout the Health, Safety and Environment organization," Perez said. "He has combined leadership activities in HSE with actions aimed at growing an inclusive culture, and engaged all HSE managers in programs to mentor and cultivate inclusion." The 2006 CEO Diversity Award is Kodak's top recognition for an executive's leadership in supporting the company's Global Diversity and Inclusion mission. This mission emphasizes enhancing revenue and shareholder value by integrating diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the business, so that Kodak's employees and external business allies are fully engaged to help connect with diverse market segments. Kiser has led multiple diversity and inclusion efforts within his organization, including creation of a HSE leadership and inclusive culture steering team; reviving and expanding a mentoring program for HSE employees, including minority and high potential individuals; and sponsoring "Everyone Counts Awards" to encourage peer-to-peer recognition of individuals' and teams' emphasis on inclusive behaviors. Kiser, 53, joined the company in 1981, and today leads Kodak's global emphasis on sustainability and health, safety, and environmental stewardship. He was named a Kodak Vice President in February, 2006, and has held many management positions in Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE), including responsibilities as Unit Director of Occupational Health Services, Manager of Environmental Affairs for Kodak's Federal Government Relations Office in Washington, D.C., and Director of HSE for Worldwide Business Units and Regions. He became Director of HSE in 2004. Kiser earned a B.S. in education from Western Michigan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physiology from the Pennsylvania State University. He has completed executive development programs at Columbia University and Penn State. Kiser serves on the International Leadership Council of The Nature Conservancy and the Boards of the Central and Western New York Nature Conservancy and Council of Great Lakes Industries. Other Kodak executives nominated for the 2006 CEO Diversity Award include: -- Robert Cournoyer, Director, Research & Development and General Manager, Optical Display Films, Film Products Group; -- Sonja Erickson, Vice President, Engineering and Technical Operations, Consumer Digital Group; -- Cindy High-Fischmann, Human Resources Director and Vice President, Greater Asia Region; -- Augustin Melendez, Director and Vice President, Human Resources, Worldwide Film Products Group, and -- Terry Taber, Director, Global Manufacturing Technology Organization and Vice President, Film Products Group.

 

 

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