GRDC News - April 2004

Kodak Selects Ann Turner for CEO Diversity Award
Martha Britt, Edgar Klein Obbink Receive Honorable Mention

Eastman Kodak Company announced that Ann Turner, Regional Business General Manager for the Americas Region of the company's Entertainment Imaging (EI) operation, will receive the 2004
Ann Turner
CEO Diversity Award from Chairman and CEO Daniel A. Carp at a recognition ceremony this month. In all, CFC has 60 programs within its nine service departments, available to the community at 17 locations throughout Monroe and Wayne Counties.

Martha "Marty" Britt, Director, Leadership Excellence and Organizational Research, Human Resources, and Edgar Klein Obbink, Operations Manager, Kodak Italy and KOS Director, EAMER, 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.

Klein 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.

About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images - for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). With sales of $13.3 billion in 2003, the company comprises several businesses: Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Commercial Printing, offering on-demand color printing and networking publishing systems; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Display & Components, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Digital & Film Imaging Systems, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services.




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