Kodak Names Vice Chairman of Greater Asia Region
Dec 18, 2003
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Eastman Kodak Company, based in Rochester, NY, U.S., announced the appointment of Karen Smith-Pilkington, a 23-year veteran of the company, as vice chairman of the company's Greater Asia Region. She will report to Henri Petit, the region's chairman. Both are senior vice presidents of the company.

Ms. Smith-Pilkington's appointment is effective Jan. 5, at which time she will relocate to Shanghai, China.

In August, Ms. Smith-Pilkington became second-in-command of Kodak's combined Consumer & Professional Imaging operations, focusing primarily on the integration of those two organizations. In November 2001, she became president of Kodak Professional, which provides imaging products, solutions and services to professional photographers and related labs.

Ms. Smith-Pilkington has had global responsibilities in Consumer Imaging, Health Imaging, and Kodak Professional. She has managed numerous strategic product groups that involved global profit and loss responsibility. She has built and leveraged multiple global alliances in product development, manufacturing, and customer development. She also served as the regional business unit general manager for Kodak Professional in Canada.

Ms. Smith-Pilkington holds a B.A. in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude) from the State University of New York at Geneseo (1978); a Masters in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University (1980); and a Masters of Business Administration from the William E. Simon School of Graduate Business Administration at the University of Rochester (1988).

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