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Kodak Appoints Ann Turner to CMO of Film Division; Morelli to Lead Americas

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Eastman Kodak Company has promoted Ann S. Turner to chief marketing officer and vice president of the Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group (FPEG), and Michael J. Morelli to vice president and general manager of its motion picture business in North and South America. Turner is responsible for managing the Kodak brand across the company’s diverse portfolio of film and photofinishing products and services. Morelli will manage the business in the United States, Canada and all of Central and South America, in addition to his current role as vice president and worldwide general manager of Strategic Accounts, for which he oversees the division’s worldwide business with motion picture studios, production companies, and laboratories. “Ann’s appointment is another example of our continuing investment in our traditional products,� says Mary Jane Hellyar, president, FPEG, and executive vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. “We have worked very hard over the last several years to create a sustainable film business, which has been a cornerstone of Kodak’s brand for more than a century. I am confident that film will remain a vital component of its future for many years to come. “Ann has a strong track record of working effectively across various teams and functions,� Hellyar adds. “She brings a wide range of experience and skill to this new position, and a devotion to the unique experience of traditional imaging.� Turner was previously regional business general manager and vice president, Americas Region, Entertainment Imaging (EI) Division. In her new role, she will provide leadership for marketing processes and strategies across all FPEG businesses, with dual responsibility for the EI marketing program and marketing services staff. Turner will relocate mid-year from New York City to Kodak’s corporate headquarters in Rochester, N.Y. Turner joined Kodak in 1978. She has held a variety of sales and marketing positions over the course of her career, including European marketing director, manager of Worldwide Marketing Operations and regional business general manager, Americas region. Turner is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and an advisory board member for Film and Digital Media at Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2004, Turner received the prestigious Kodak CEO Diversity Award, presented to company leaders who consistently find ways to bring diverse groups together and tirelessly ensure all employees’ ideas are valued. She was also inducted into the Monroe Community College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004, which recognizes alumni who have made exemplary contributions to their profession and their community. Turner earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Empire State College. Morelli joined Kodak in June of 1985 as an IT Systems Analyst. In 1986, he moved into the Entertainment Imaging Division, where he has held various positions throughout the United States and abroad. In 1997, Morelli managed the company’s Feature Film Segment in Hollywood, Calif. In 1999, he moved to Sydney as general manager of Australia and New Zealand. Morelli returned to Hollywood in 2002 as the regional business general manager and vice president for the Hollywood region. In 2003, he assumed the additional role of overseeing Entertainment Imaging’s global accounts with responsibility for securing long-term, multimillion dollar contracts with motion picture studios. In his expanded role, Morelli assumes the role formerly held by Turner. “Mike brings a diverse set of marketing, sales and operational experience to his new role,� says Hellyar. “I am very pleased to have such a proven, successful leader to fill this key position. He will help us enhance the company’s efforts in extending the Kodak brand to our filmmaker customers in these important markets.� Morelli is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and an honorary member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). He graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam with a degree in information technology. Boyce will be based in Hollywood, relocating there during the second quarter of 2008. He joined Kodak in 1974, and has held a number of sales, finance and general management positions. He graduated from Southampton University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Additionally, Peter Boyce will be joining the Americas team as general manager for North America, reporting to Morelli. In this new role, Boyce will be responsible for all segments of the business as well as regional marketing and operations for the United States and Canada. “This is a time of great opportunity within the entertainment sector,� says Hellyar. “I feel very confident that our leadership team is poised for success, and we are as excited as ever about Kodak’s motion picture business.� #

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