Kodak Board Appoints Hellyar as Executive Vice President; Hayzlett as Vice President
Press release from the issuing company
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Oct. 17, 2007-- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Mary Jane Hellyar as Executive Vice President and Jeffrey Hayzlett, as a Vice President of the company, effective immediately.
Mary Jane Hellyar is President of Kodak's Film Products Group. She joined the company in 1982 as a research scientist in the Kodak Research Laboratories and subsequently held a variety of positions within R&D, Film Manufacturing, chemical process development, and strategic planning functions.
In 1999, Hellyar was named general manager, Consumer Film Business, and was elected a corporate vice president. In November 2004, she was named President, Display and Components Group and in January 2005 was elected a senior vice president. In September 2005, the company moved to four vertical businesses and Hellyar became President, Film & Photofinishing Systems Group, while also continuing responsibility for Kodak's Display business.
In January 2007, Hellyar's business was renamed the Film Products Group, reflecting its three core businesses: Entertainment Imaging, Film Capture, and Aerial and Industrial Markets. At the same time she assumed the added responsibility of President, Entertainment Imaging.
She received a BA in chemistry and mathematics from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA in the Management of Technology from the Sloan School at MIT.
Jeffrey Hayzlett is Chief Business Development Officer, a position he assumed in September 2007. He is responsible for Corporate and Product Public Relations; Communications and Public Affairs; Brand Management; Corporate Sponsorships, Market Development and Corporate Relationships and Partnerships.
He joined Kodak in April 2006 as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of the company's Graphic Communications Group (GCG).
Prior to joining Kodak, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Hayzlett Companies, Inc. His primary business was Hayzlett & Associates, Inc., a business development and public relations firm specializing in the graphic arts, technology and communications industries. Previously, Mr. Hayzlett held senior management positions in strategic business development and marketing at several companies, including Cenveo, Webprint and Colorbus, Inc.
Mr. Hayzlett is currently a member of the board of directors of the Business Marketing Association (BMA) and on the advisory board of the CMO Council. He is chairman of the Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI) Foundation for Marketing Education, and is a permanent trustee to the SMEI Academy of Achievement Hall of Fame. He is also a two-term past chairman of SMEI. Hayzlett remains a trustee of Pi Sigma Epsilon National Education Foundation and chairman of the Printing Industries Centres Insurance (UK), Ltd.
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