San Diego, CA, June 7, 2002, -- Carl Marchetto, President of Eastman Kodak Company's Commercial Imaging Group (CIG) announced that Brad Kruchten has been appointed CEO of Encad, Inc., taking over for Regina Sutton who recently married and is planning to relocate to Australia to join her new husband.
Marchetto stated that "Brad has long been a top resource at Kodak and his addition to Encad's management team will enhance the company's ability to deliver innovative products and succeed in a competitive industry. His appointment reflects Kodak's continuing commitment and resolve to play a leadership position in the wide-format marketplace". Marchetto also stated that "Encad has met all of its integration milestones and continues to exceed performance expectations."
Kruchten, a 20-year veteran of Kodak, has held several executive sales, marketing, and management positions with copy products, printer products, and business imaging systems. He also has extensive experience in business management as a Product Line Manager for Business Imaging Systems with profit and loss responsibility for the Retrieval Product Family.
Prior to joining Encad, Kruchten held the position of Site Manager, Kodak Colorado Division and Vice President, Global Manufacturing. Before that, he was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Document Imaging where he pioneered significant growth in the document scanner business. During his tenure, Kodak introduced a number of revolutionary new scanners that propelled Kodak to be the world leader in high-speed production scanning. "I have always looked forward to leading an aggressive growth company in the high-tech digital industry and Encad offers me that opportunity", stated Kruchten. "My extensive knowledge of digital imaging and media enables me to lead the only wide-format company that offers its customers a complete solution of digital printers, inks, media and services."
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