Eastman Kodak Company announced the appointment of Barry R. Lathan as chief executive officer of Encad, Inc. A wholly owned subsidiary of Kodak based in San Diego, CA, U.S., Encad is a leading innovator in wide-format printing technology.
According to the company, Mr. Lathan's appointment reflects its recent realignment of its operations and leadership team to accelerate growth in commercial and consumer imaging markets. As part of the reorganization, Kodak created a Commercial Printing operation, consisting of Encad, along with two joint ventures, Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) and NexPress Solutions LLC. Kodak's Commercial Printing operation also includes an initiative to enter the digital asset management market and publishing services, which involves managing the distribution and output of digital assets.
Mr. Lathan replaces Brad Kruchten, who has been named general manager of Kodak's Wholesale and Online Services, within Consumer & Professional Imaging, and will report to James Langley, president of Commercial Printing for Eastman Kodak Company.
Most recently, Mr. Lathan was founder and CEO of Xerox ColorgrafX Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corporation and a market leader in wide-format digital printing systems.
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