Kodak Promotes Joyce Haag to General Counsel and Senior Vice President
Press release from the issuing company
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--March 22, 2005-- Eastman Kodak Company announced that Joyce Haag, currently General Counsel, Europe, Asia, and Middle Eastern Region (EAMER), has been promoted to General Counsel, reporting to Charles S. Brown Jr., Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President. Haag, 54, succeeds Gary Van Graafeiland, presently General Counsel and Senior Vice President, who will retire on June 30. Haag also was elected a Senior Vice President of the company by the board of directors, along with Robert L. Berman, 47, currently Director, Human Resources and Vice President.
"Joyce Haag brings a wide range of experience to the office of the General Counsel," said Kodak Chairman and Chief Executive Daniel A. Carp. "In her 24 years at Kodak, Joyce has served as the company's senior legal counsel to the board of directors, as well as the director of the legal staff handling marketing and litigation. She understands well the needs of the company and is an excellent addition to the senior management staff."
Haag joined Kodak in 1981 as a staff attorney from the Rochester law firm of Boylan, Brown, Code, Vigdor & Wilson. She has a BA in mathematics from Mount Holyoke College, and earned her JD from Cornell Law School, graduating cum laude. She was elected Assistant Secretary in 1992 and Secretary of the Company in 1995. From August 2002 until February 2004, she was Director of the Marketing, Antitrust, Trademark & Litigation Group. She was appointed General Counsel, EAMER in March 2004.
Van Graafeiland, 59, joined the Kodak Legal Department in 1979. He was named assistant general counsel and director of the Corporate Legal Staff in January 1989, and was elected corporate secretary effective January 1990. He became General Counsel in February 1992. He is also the company's Chief Compliance Officer.
"As General Counsel, Gary Van Graafeiland has been a valuable and trusted advisor to the senior management of this company through many challenges," Carp said. "Noted for his wisdom and quiet reflection, Gary has made substantial contributions to the company throughout his career, and most recently through our transition from traditional to digital. I wish Gary and his family well; he will be missed."
A graduate of Union College with a BA in English, Van Graafeiland holds a JD degree from Cornell University Law School. He holds various memberships, including the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Association of General Counsel, and is President of the Association of General Counsel.
Since joining Kodak in 1983, Robert L. Berman has held a variety of key human resources positions, including Director of Human Resources for the Consumer Imaging business, Director of Human Resources for the Kodak Colorado Division, and Director and divisional vice president of Human Resources for Global Operations. He was appointed to his current position as Director, Human Resources and Vice President in January 2002.
"Under Bob Berman's leadership, the Human Resources function at Kodak has adopted a number of leading-edge practices in keeping with the company's broader transformation," said Carp. "He has been instrumental in shaping Kodak's approach to diversity and inclusion."
Berman holds a BS degree in business from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Industrial and Labor Relations from the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
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