Kodak Promotes Ann Turner to CMO of Film Division
ROCHESTER, March 26, 2008 - Eastman Kodak Company has promoted Ann S. Turner to Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Kodak's Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group (FPEG), making her responsible for managing the Kodak brand across the company's diverse portfolio of film and photofinishing products and services. The promotion is effective immediately.
Turner previously was Regional Business General Manager and Vice President, Americas Region, Entertainment Imaging (EI) division. In her new role, she will provide leadership for marketing processes and strategies across all FPEG businesses, with dual responsibility for the EI marketing program and marketing services staff. Turner will relocate mid-year from New York City to Kodak's Rochester, New York headquarters.
"Ann's appointment is another example of Kodak's continued investment in our traditional products," said Mary Jane Hellyar, President, FPEG, and Executive Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. "We have worked very hard over the last several years to create a sustainable film business, which has been a cornerstone of Kodak's brand for more than a century. I am confident that film will remain a vital component of its future for many years to come."
"Ann has a strong track record of working effectively across various teams and functions," Hellyar said. "She brings a wide range of experience and skill to this new position, and a devotion to the unique experience of traditional imaging."
Turner joined Kodak in 1978, holding a variety of sales and marketing positions over the course of her career, including European Marketing Director, Manager of Worldwide Marketing Operations and Regional Business General Manager, Americas. She is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and is an advisory board member for Film and Digital Media at Savannah College of Art and Design.
"I have always been energized by customer interaction," Turner said. "It's easy to develop passion for the artistry and craft that goes into filmmaking, which has been the focus of my career for many years. Now, I'm excited to serve a broader set of customers in my new role. I'm looking at opportunities to leverage common messaging between our different customer segments, and to really renew our focus on the traditional brand."
In 2004, Turner received Kodak's prestigious CEO Diversity Award, presented to company leaders who consistently find ways to bring diverse groups together and tirelessly ensure all employees' ideas are valued. She was also inducted into the Monroe Community College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004, which recognizes alumni who have made exemplary contributions to their profession and their community. Turner holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Empire State College.
Assuming Turner's responsibilities is Michael J. Morelli, who is stepping into the Americas Vice President and General Manager role, and will oversee the division's operations in the United States, Canada and all of Central and South America. Morelli is located in Kodak's Hollywood, California headquarters.