Today Kodak announced a series of business division and leadership changes.
- Consumer and Film Division (CFD) will become the Brand, Film & Imaging (BFI) Division;
- Unified Workflow Solutions, the Software and Solutions Division’s largest business, will become the Kodak Software Division;
- Todd Bigger has been appointed President of the new Kodak Software Division and Vice President;
- Roger Byrd has been appointed General Counsel, Secretary and Senior Vice President;
- Uwe Boerke has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President;
- All three positions report to CEO Jeff Clarke.
The remaining SSD businesses, Kodak Technology Solutions, Kodak Services for Business and KODAKIT, will be combined with the Consumer Products, Brand Licensing, Motion Picture, and Industry Film and Chemicals businesses to create a new division called the Brand, Film & Imaging Division (BFI), which will be led by Eric Mahe.
Todd Bigger succeeds Allan Brown, who will be leaving to join the financial technology sector as Vice President & General Manager, Digital Community Markets with Finastra in Austin, Texas. Todd has been with Kodak for 22 years, holding a variety of positions in sales, marketing and general management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Printing Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
“I want to thank Allan for his efforts in rejuvenating and driving innovation back into our workflow solutions. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors,” said CEO Jeff Clarke.
Roger Byrd succeeds Sharon Underberg, who has elected to resign in order to become General Counsel of a publicly-traded technology company. Roger joined Kodak in April 2015 as Assistant General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Department, and has focused on corporate and transactional work in support of the company’s various strategic initiatives since that time. Prior to Kodak, Roger was a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, a national law firm where he practiced M&A and securities law for 20-plus years. Roger is based in Rochester, NY and holds a Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law.
“Sharon has been an outstanding leader over her 29-year career at Kodak and for the past four years has provided critical strategic and legal support to me, the Executive Leadership Team and the Board in her capacity as General Counsel,” said Clarke.
Uwe Boerke succeeds Mark Green and will retain his current role as the Managing Director for Kodak Germany. Uwe joined Kodak in 1988 and has held a variety of positions including HR leadership roles across various Divisions, EAMER and Equipment Manufacturing Europe. Uwe holds a Master’s degree in Economic Science from the University of Hanover, Germany.
“For close to five years, Mark has been instrumental in partnering with me and the executive team on our transformation and providing exceptional leadership on HR matters. I wish him well as he looks for his next opportunity in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Clarke.
Director of Communications, Eastman Kodak Company