Kodak restructures itself

Corporate restructuring seems to be all the rage – first HP splits in two, and now Kodak announces its intention to reorganise itself into five  business divisions. These will be: Print Systems; Enterprise Inkjet Systems; Micro 3D Printing and Packaging; Software and Solutions; and Consumer and Film.  These divisions will be end-to-end operating units with responsibility and accountability for portfolio, product design, engineering, services, sales, purchasing and supply chain.

The all-important professional inkjet systems, including the Prosper presses that Kodak has identified as key to its success, will be led by Philip Cullimore.

Kodak is combining its current four regional sales organizations into two: Europe, United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand (EUCAN) and Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (ALMA). These will be led by John O’Grady, managing director, EUCAN, and vice president, Kodak, and Lois Lebegue, managing director, ALMA, and vice president, Kodak.  Common service and back office support will be hosted in a shared service model in each region for all businesses. These changes will be effective January 1, 2015.

Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeff Clarke said: “We designed this structure to sharpen our focus on performance, predictability and accountability for business results.”

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