Kodak Names Gulling to Lead New Global Shared Services
Press release from the issuing company
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Dec. 17, 2003-- Eastman Kodak Company named Mark V. Gulling, Chief Information Officer, to the new position of Director, Global Shared Services. He remains a corporate vice president.
Gulling, 51, will report to Robert H. Brust, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.
Under Gulling's leadership, the newly formed Global Shared Services function will be responsible for consolidating shared internal operations. Examples of operations currently under consideration for inclusion are customer and employee contact centers, as well as certain transactional operations within Human Resources, Finance & Administration, and Purchasing. The Global Shared Services function will improve the quality of Kodak's administrative activities through the application of standard processes and tools across the company, with a focus on simplification.
"This is another move by the company to reduce its cost structure significantly to meet the realities of the digital world and to provide cash for acquisitions and investments," said Brust. "Mark Gulling's extensive experience with information systems and global operations makes him uniquely qualified to head this new organization."
Gulling joined Kodak in 1974 and has held a number of management positions in the company's Information Systems department. He has a B.S. in Mathematics from Ashland College in Ohio and completed an executive education program at Duke University in 1991.
Named to succeed Gulling as Chief Information Officer is Kim E. VanGelder, 39. She is currently Director, Global IT, Digital & Film Imaging Systems, reporting to Gulling.
As Chief Information Officer, VanGelder will report to Daniel A. Carp, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. She was also elected a corporate vice president by the board of directors.
"With nearly 20 years experience in IT, Kim has the requisite background and abilities to apply the vital functions of IT successfully to the company's effort to drive growth while controlling costs," said Carp.
VanGelder joined Kodak in September 1984 and has held a variety of assignments of increasing responsibility, all in the Information Technology arena. She has a B.S. in Mathematics from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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