Kodak names new VPs

2 March 2007 — Rochester (NY): Eastman Kodak’s board of directors has elected Judi Hess and John O’Grady as VPs of the company.

O’Grady has served as a director of US and Canada sales and VP of digital and film imaging systems since 2004. Previously, O’Grady served as general manager of the company’s digital imaging business in the Americas Region. He joined Kodak in 1997 following a 12-year career at Verbatim, and has held key business development and regional management positions in Kodak’s digital imaging businesses.


Judi Hess, 48, became general manager, Workflow and Prepress Equipment, and VP, Graphic Communications Group in 2005 following Kodak’s acquisition of Creo.


Prior to the Kodak acquisition, Hess served as president of Creo from 2002 to 2005 and as corporate VP of Printing Workflow Solutions from 2000 to 2002. She originally joined Creo in 1995 as programme manager for Workflow Products.


From 1981 to 1995, Hess worked with MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), a high-technology commercial and defense contractor in Canada.