ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Aug. 29, 2006-- Eastman Kodak Company announced that its Board of Directors earlier today elected Diane E. Wilfong as Controller, effective September 5, 2006, reporting to Robert H. Brust, Kodak's Chief Financial Officer.
Wilfong, 44, previously served as Kodak's Director of Corporate Audit. She replaces Richard G. Brown Jr., 58, who will leave Kodak on September 5 in order to accept a position with another company.
"We are delighted that we have a person of Diane's caliber to step into the role of Controller," said Brust. "Diane is a highly-respected member of our finance team and I have every confidence that she will continue to drive a disciplined approach to our financial management and reporting."
Wilfong joined Kodak in 1999 as Director of Finance and a vice president of Kodak Professional. Following a two-year assignment as Assistant to the Chairman and President of Kodak, she was named General Manager of the company's Graphics & Printing business. She assumed her current responsibilities in July 2005.
Prior to Kodak, Wilfong was Chief Financial Officer for Corning Asahi Video Products Company, a joint venture between Corning Incorporated and Asahi Glass Company of Japan. Wilfong joined Corning in 1990 and held a variety of management positions in its finance organization. Prior to joining Corning, she was an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in Charlotte, N.C. from 1983 to 1990.
A native of Washington, D.C., Wilfong has a B.S. degree in Business Administration/ Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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