ROCHESTER, N.Y.--April 5, 2004-- Eastman Kodak Company today announced that Ann Turner, Regional Business General Manager for the Americas Region of the company's Entertainment Imaging (EI) operation, will receive the 2004 CEO Diversity Award from Chairman and CEO Daniel A. Carp at a recognition ceremony this month.
Martha "Marty" Britt, Director, Leadership Excellence and Organizational Research, Human Resources, and Edgar Klein Obbink, Country Business Unit Manager, EAMER Operations, Kodak Italy, are this year's Honorable Mention recipients.
"This company is reinventing itself through the efforts of leaders like Ann, Marty, and Edgar, who consistently find ways to bring diverse groups together," Carp said. "They stand out because they work tirelessly to ensure all employees' ideas are valued. They repeatedly demonstrate their commitment to Kodak's journey of diversity and inclusion in the ways they reach out to their colleagues and their customers."
Turner leads Entertainment Imaging's sales offices in 41 U.S. states, plus Canada and Latin America. She was recognized for recruiting and promoting candidates of diverse backgrounds, and organizing diversity and inclusion activities throughout her organization. She enacted organizational changes that improved working relationships, and arranged flexible work assignments that enabled EI employees to commute from other cities.
Turner also furnished Kodak film products and support for minority film programs and awards at public schools, colleges, communities, and public institutions. She also was a nominee for the CEO Diversity Award in 2002. Turner is based in Kodak's New York City offices.
Britt has focused on developing and implementing the company's leadership excellence strategy, to ensure that Kodak has viable candidates prepared to assume key executive positions, with a particular focus on increasing the pool of women, people of color, and non-U.S. nationals in the executive population and succession pools. She also coaches current executives on leadership skills and advises senior management on talent development issues and opportunities. She lives in Rochester.
Obbink's diversity efforts have included increasing the number of women hired or appointed to senior staff positions in the Kodak Italy operation. In 2003, he supported training sessions in which the operation's 400 employees took part in a group exploration and celebration of their differences.
About the CEO Diversity Award
Carp created the CEO Diversity Award in 1998 with then-Chairman and CEO George Fisher. The annual award recognizes Kodak managers whose behavior is a role model for exemplary leadership and who embrace the mindset that leads to a diverse and inclusive work group.
Other Kodak executives nominated for the CEO Diversity Award in 2003 included:
Laura Brooks, Manager, U.S. Outbound Logistics, Global Manufacturing & Logistics;
Judith Dobles, Operations Manager, Inkjet Products, Digital and Film Imaging Systems;
Maria Durkin, General Manager, Digital Radiology, Health Imaging;
Jane Hasselkus, Director, Product Marketing, Health Imaging, US&C and Latin American Region;
Emily Jones, Director, Imaging Material Division, Research & Development;
Janine Kilty, Worldwide Human Resources Director, Health Imaging;
Wayne Langlois, Vice President and Director, Strategic Accounts, US&C, Health Imaging;
Anne LeGrand, Regional Business General Manager, Greater Asia Region, Health Imaging;
James Manchisi, President, Commercial & Government Systems;
Lincoln Miller, Manager, Internal Logistics Services, Global Manufacturing and Logistics;
Richard Morabito, Chief Purchasing Officer, Worldwide Purchasing and a Kodak vice president;
Stevan Ramirez, Chief Quality Officer, Corporate KOS Office and a Kodak vice president;
Margo Robinson, General Manager, Special Markets SPGs, and vice president, Health Imaging;
Ronald Valente, Director, Chemical and Components Group, Global Manufacturing and Technology Organization;
Linda Valimahomed, Manager, Worldwide Transportation Services, Global Americas Logistics;
Gary Vangraafeiland, General Counsel, Legal Department, and a Kodak senior vice president.
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