Eastman Kodak Company announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Douglas Edwards as a Senior Vice President of the company, effective immediately.
Edwards, 51, is President of the Digital Printing & Enterprise Group, a position to which he was named when Kodak realigned its management last month. His responsibilities include Packaging, Functional Printing, Electrophotographic Solutions, Inkjet Printing Solutions, Kodak Service Business, Consumer Inkjet Systems and Design 2 Launch. He reports to Kodak Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Antonio M. Perez.
“Doug’s election to this post is recognition of his leadership skills,” said Perez. “Moreover, it is an indication of the confidence we have in him to lead one of the two major businesses around which we will build the future of Kodak.”
Prior to being named to his current post, Edwards was General Manager of the Pre-Press Solutions business. Edwards joined Kodak in 2005 when the company acquired full control of a former joint venture with Sun Chemical. Edwards managed R&D for the joint venture. Earlier in his career, he held senior positions in marketing, manufacturing and research for Zeneca Specialties and ICI Colors & Fine Chemicals. He started his career as a research chemist with the Ilford Ltd. unit of Ciba-Geigy.
Edwards has a Ph.D. in conducting organic materials from the University of London and a B.S. in chemistry from London University.
Kodak is transforming itself into a B2B company focused on its Commercial Imaging business. Kodak will be centered on commercial, packaging and functional printing solutions and enterprise services, businesses in which it offers customers advanced technologies and products that give them a competitive advantage. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. Its Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses are being marketed for sale. For additional information on Kodak, please visit our website at www.kodak.com.