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Kodak's Jeff Hayzlett Earns IGAEA Earl I. Sundeen Award

Press release from the issuing company

Rochester, NY, November 19 -- Jeffrey W. Hayzlett, Chief Business Development Officer and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company, was recently selected by the International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA) as the recipient of the prestigious Earl I. Sundeen Award. Created by the IGAEA board and named after a former Kodak executive, the award recognizes a sustaining member who has made highly significant contributions to graphic arts education over an extended period of time.

"The award was established to honor individuals in the graphic arts industry who serve as outstanding advocates for graphic arts education," said A. Thomas Loch, IGAEA President.  "Jeff Hayzlett has been an exceptional advocate, and very supportive of the efforts of our organization."

Hayzlett serves as an ambassador of print, speaking frequently around the world on the graphic arts business, growth, communications and marketing. He has been involved in the graphic arts, technology and visual communications industries for nearly 25 years.

"The IGAEA is greatly respected in the industry, as was Earl Sundeen," said Hayzlett. "I'm honored to accept this award and attribute it to the education advocacy demonstrated by all IGAEA members."

In 1980, the IGAEA Board selected Earl I. Sundeen of Kodak as the first recipient and made its decision to have the award bear his name. Sundeen joined Eastman Kodak Company in 1939 and expressed unceasing support for graphic arts education, which earned him the nickname "Mr. Graphic Arts Education" at the company and "Mr. Eastman Kodak" to graphic arts educators.

The International Graphic Arts Education Association is an association of educators in partnership with industry dedicated to sharing theories, principles, techniques, and processes relating to graphic communications and imaging technology. For the past two years, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group has worked with the IGAEA to print and distribute posters at Graph Expo that promote the advantages of the industry as a career choice. For more information about the IGAEA, go to www.igaea.org.