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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Mark Green Named Chief Human Resources Officer
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 03 --
Mark Green has joined Kodak (NYSE: KODK) as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective immediately. He becomes a member of the company’s Executive Council and reports to Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeff Clarke.
Green, 46, is responsible for Kodak’s human resources strategy and all functions within Kodak’s global Human Resources organization, including employee relations, compensation, benefits, and talent management and engagement.
“As a senior human resources executive with several leading technology companies, Mark has a track record in effectively building and motivating employee teams to deliver growth and achieve success,” said Jeff Clarke. “I look forward to partnering with Mark and our entire senior leadership team to support our work teams in delivering the high performance that will make Kodak a profitable, high-growth provider of commercial imaging and printing solutions.”
Green joins Kodak following four years with Applied Materials, an $8.5 billion Silicon Valley-based provider of equipment, services and software for technology industries. He most recently was Vice President, Human Resources, Integrated Talent Management for Applied Materials, with responsibility for talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, career development, organizational development and employee engagement. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources and Real Estate for UTStarcom, a provider of IP networking and telecom solutions with 8,000 employees and revenue that reached $3 billion. Green also has held senior HR leadership roles at Nortel Networks and Verisign.
A native of the U.K., Green also has held assignments in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Green received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Leeds University, and a master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the London School of Economics.
He succeeds James Brault who has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Clarke said, “Jim took on the lead HR role during a critical time for Kodak, and helped our workforce maneuver through the company’s reorganization. We thank Jim for his many contributions.”
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.
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