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Kodak Polychrome Graphics CEO Receives Power of Communication Award

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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA – Jeff Jacobson, Chief Executive Officer of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, received the Association of Graphic Communications "Power of Communication Award" at the 2001 Franklin Event on May 17 in New York City. Jacobson was honored as an "Industry Supplier", in recognition of his nearly 14 years of working in the graphic arts. One of the founding executives of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, Jacobson was named Chief Executive Officer of the company in March 2000. Kodak Polychrome Graphics is recognized as one of the leading suppliers of media products to the graphic arts prepress industry and an industry innovator in computer to plate, graphic arts film and digital proofing technologies. "I have always admired the work of the Association of Graphic Communications, so it is especially meaningful to be honored by this organization," Jacobson said. "I share this award with the many thousands of Kodak Polychrome Graphics employees around the world, who are the real power behind our company’s contribution to communications and publishing." The Power of Communications Award recognizes leaders in the graphic arts for the positive influence, creative excellence and outstanding achievements in the world of communications and publishing. Also receiving the award this year are: Frank Stillo, Chief Executive Officer of Sandy Alexander and Terry Tevis, Chief Executive Officer of pagetoprint.com. The Franklin Event included special posthumous recognition for Outstanding Leadership and Service to Robert P. Schmidt, the former President and Chief Operating Officer of the Pitman Company and a dedicated contributor to the graphic arts industry. The AGC also bestowed a Franklin Award on former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley. The evening’s program will allow the AGC to focus on and address the serious issue of literacy in the New York City metro area and will enhance the graphic arts industry’s support for this important community endeavor. Jacobson is an active leader in the graphic arts industry. He is a member of the board of directors of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and serves on the advisory committee of New York University’s Center for Graphic Arts Management and Technology. Jacobson is also a member of the board of directors of NPES. A management graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, Jacobson holds a master’s degree in industrial relations from the Cornell School of Industrial Relations. He additionally holds a juris doctor degree from Pace University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in the state of New York and New Jersey. Kodak Polychrome Graphics provides one of the broadest product and solutions portfolios available in the graphic arts industry today, including a wide range of conventional lithographic plates and thermal plates for computer to plate solutions, Kodak branded graphic arts films, and digital proofing products. With headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA, and regional offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific and Latin America, Kodak Polychrome Graphics serves over 130,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Additional information regarding Kodak Polychrome Graphics may be found on the company's website: www.kpgraphics.com

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