ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Jan. 20, 2004-- Eastman Kodak Company announced today that its board of directors has elected Nachum Shamir a Vice President of the company.
Shamir, 49, joined Kodak earlier this month as President, Kodak Versamark Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary. The company formed Kodak Versamark after completing on Jan. 5 the acquisition of the assets of Dayton, Ohio-based Scitex Digital Printing, the world leader in high-speed, variable data inkjet printing systems, from Scitex Corporation Ltd. Shamir reports to James Langley, President, Commercial Printing, and Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company.
Shamir joined Scitex in 1993 as managing director of the Asia-Pacific and Japan regions for Scitex Digital Printing, where he was responsible for positioning the company as a regional leader in high-speed, variable information technology. He was promoted to president and CEO of Scitex Digital Printing, the Dayton, Ohio, subsidiary, in January 2001. Shamir became president and CEO of Scitex Corporation in July 2003.
Prior to joining Scitex, Shamir spent 16 years in the Asia-Pacific region holding executive-level positions for a number of companies in Hong Kong, Australia, Fiji and the Philippines. He earned a master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1990, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1980.
Shamir is a board member of Scitex Corporation, and also serves on the board of the Victoria Theatre in Dayton, as an executive director of the printing industry's EDSF association, and on the external advisory board of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University. Shamir and his family reside in Dayton.
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