Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY, U.S.) has named Mark V. Gulling, CIO, to the new position of director, Global Shared Services. Mr. Gulling also remains a corporate vice president.
Mr. Gulling will report to Robert H. Brust, CFO and executive vice president.
Under Mr. Gulling's leadership, the newly formed Global Shared Services function will be responsible for consolidating shared internal operations. Examples of operations currently under consideration for inclusion are customer and employee contact centers, as well as certain transactional operations within Human Resources, Finance and Administration, and Purchasing. The company says that the Global Shared Services function will improve the quality of Kodak's administrative activities through the application of standard processes and tools across the company, with a focus on simplification.
Mr. Gulling joined Kodak in 1974 and has held a number of management positions in the company's Information Systems department. He has a B.S. in Mathematics from Ashland College in Ohio and completed an executive education program at Duke University in 1991.
Named to succeed Gulling as CIO is Kim E. VanGelder, 39. She is currently Director, Global Information Technology (IT), Digital & Film Imaging Systems, and is reporting to Gulling.
As CIO, Ms. VanGelder will report to Daniel A. Carp, Chairman CEO. She was also elected a corporate vice president by the board of directors.
"With nearly 20 years experience in IT, Kim has the requisite background and abilities to apply the vital functions of IT successfully to the company's effort to drive growth while controlling costs," Mr. Carp said.
Ms. VanGelder joined Kodak in September 1984 and has held a variety of assignments of increasing responsibility, all in the IT arena. She has a B.S. in Mathematics from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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