Kodak Names Patrick M. Sheller Chief Compliance Officer
Press release from the issuing company
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Aug. 23, 2005-- Eastman Kodak Company today announced the appointment of Patrick M. Sheller, currently Operations Director for the Health Informatics business within Kodak's Health Group, as the company's first Chief Compliance Officer, effective immediately.
As Chief Compliance Officer, Sheller will be responsible for ensuring that Kodak's compliance programs and policies continue to meet the highest legal, regulatory and ethical standards; monitoring adherence to these programs and policies; working with regulatory agencies on compliance matters; and implementing compliance awareness programs and training.
In his capacity as Chief Compliance Officer, Sheller, 44, will report to both Laurence L. Hickey, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer, and to the Audit Committee of the company's Board of Directors. He will also be a member of the company's Ethics Committee.
"Given the enhanced regulatory environment and the complexity of our global operations, this is an important role that will help us ensure Kodak continues to meet the highest standards of business practices," said Joyce P. Haag, Kodak General Counsel and Senior Vice President. "Pat's experience in the regulatory arena, combined with his deep knowledge of Kodak's operations, makes him uniquely suited to lead our global compliance efforts."
Kodak's commitment to ethical business practices is reflected in the publication of its Corporate Responsibility Principles, which can be found at:
Prior to joining Kodak in 1993 as Marketing, Antitrust & Litigation counsel to the company's Health Group, Sheller was in private law practice with the firm of McKenna & Cuneo in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in antitrust and health care law. From 1986 to 1989, Sheller worked for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where he served as an Antitrust Attorney Advisor to Chairman Daniel Oliver and as a Staff Attorney in the Commission's Bureau of Competition.
Before he joined Kodak's Health Group in a business capacity, Sheller held several roles within Kodak's legal department. From 1999 to 2004, Sheller was Kodak's Chief Antitrust Counsel. In this role he managed the Company's antitrust compliance program and provided antitrust advice on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances and divestitures, distribution and supply arrangements, pricing and promotions, trade shows and trade association activities and intellectual property licensing agreements. From 2000 to 2004, Sheller was also on assignment to Kodak's European, African & Middle Eastern Region (EAMER) first in the U.K., and later at the company's regional headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, where he provided commercial legal advice to Kodak's EAMER businesses.
Sheller is a graduate of St. Lawrence University (1983) and Albany Law School of Union University (1986). He is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association and the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.
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