Douglas Edwards, PhD, is currently the President of Digital Printing & Enterprise, named to the post in September 2012. His responsibilities include Packaging, Functional Printing, Electrophotographic Solutions, Inkjet Printing Solutions, Kodak Service Business, Consumer Inkjet Systems, and Design to Launch. In October 2012, the Board of Directors elected him a senior vice president of the company. Doug reports to Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke.
Prior to his current position, Doug was named President, Digital, Packaging and Functional Printing in January 2012. From October 2006 to January 2012, Doug was General Manager and Vice President, Prepress Solutions, Graphic Communications Group. The Board of Directors elected him a vice president in October 2006. From April 2005 to October 2006, Doug was General Manager and Vice President, Prepress Consumables, Graphic Communications Group. Since April 2005, all business and financial targets have been exceeded.
Before joining Kodak, Doug was Vice President, Research and Product Development, New Business and Strategy Development for Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG), a 50/50 joint venture between Eastman Kodak Company and Sun Chemical Corporation. From April 1998 through 2001, Doug was KPG Vice President, Research and Product Development. During his time at KPG, Doug commercialized many of Kodak's market-leading digital consumable products, now with annual revenues of over $1.5 billion.
Doug joined KPG in 1998 from International Paper's Imaging Products Division. He spent 2 years with worldwide responsibility for technology and product commercialization as Horsell Anitec's Vice President, Product and Manufacturing Process Development. Before joining International Paper, Doug spent 8 years with Zeneca Specialties and ICI Colors & Fine Chemicals in the U.K. in a variety of senior marketing, manufacturing, and research positions. Doug started his industrial career with Ilford Ltd, Ciba-Geigy in 1985 as a research chemist, and has a number of scientific papers, patents, and a couple of book chapters to his name.
Doug gained his PhD in 1985 from the University of London in conducting organic materials, sponsored by Ciba-Geigy and the British Government's Science & Engineering Research Council. Doug also has a BSc in Chemistry from London University.
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