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RETAIL RUMBLINGS


Moto Photo Inc., has named Lawrence P. Destro chief executive officer of the company, effective immediately. Michael F. Adler will remain as chairman of the board on a full-time basis through the end of the year to assist Destro as he transitions into his new role. Thereafter, Adler will continue as chairman of the board and consult with Destro and the board. Last year both Adler and executive vice president and CFO David Mason said they planned to retire or "semi-retire" by the end of this year.
Former Head of NAPM Dies
The photographic industry mourns the death of Joseph T. Morris, Executive Vice President of the National Association of Photographic Manufacturers (NAPM now PIMA). Morris had served on various governmental advisory committees. He was a founder and initial chairman of the Photographic Industry Council (PIC) in addition to participating in many industry groups. Morris passed away on July 4, 2001 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Betty, son John, and a grandson.

Eastman Kodak Co., named Janice D. Gaub chief marketing officer and vice president for Kodak Professional, reporting to David L. Swift, president of Kodak Professional and senior vice president of the company.
Prior to joining Kodak, Gaub was vice president of Marketing and Site Management for drugstore.com; responsible for all aspects of marketing, including brand advertising, site traffic, new customer acquisitions and retention and new site features.

ArcSoft, Inc., has promoted Rene Buhay to vice president of global sales from the position of global sales director. In his post, Buhay's responsibilities include managing both domestic and international sales teams, establishing new markets, recruiting and training sales personnel, revenue forecasting and customer relations. Buhay has been with ArcSoft since October of 2000, bringing more than fourteen years of international consumer electronics sales experience to his duties at ArcSoft.

The Southern California Photo Dealer's Guild held their annual installation and awards banquet on May 6, 2001. Awards bestowed included Supplier of the Year to Dot Line Corp., Outstanding Rep of the Year to George Crawford, with Honorable Mention plaques going to Carmen Porto (Olympus America Inc.) and Mike Weiss (Canon USA Inc.). Bert Miller of Vivitar was inducted into the SCPDG Hall of Fame. Pictured are SCPDG's Board of Directors: (l to r) Bob Greenberg, Donna Clark, Ray Pierce, Linda Schwering, Marvin Meister and Paul Comon.

Centis Inc., launched a redesigned Website at www.CenturyPhoto.com and introduced a new Website at www.CenturyBusinessSolutions.com. The new sites feature a wide selection of photo storage and display supplies, easy navigation throughout the sites, search, express shopping and multi ship-to locations.
Century Photo Products offers photo albums, scrapbooks, frames and more, and Century Business Solutions carries photo albums, photo refill pages, slide storage, CD/DVD storage and more.
Express Digital Powers Trans-Ocean Photos
Express Digital's Software, E-commerce and Lab Connectivity solutions have been chosen by Trans-Ocean Photos to drive their strategic initiatives into the global resort photo industry. Trans-Ocean has led the leisure photo industry in new product development and in the integration of the latest and best imaging technology. Express Digital's family of software applications are designed to immediately increase the efficiency and effectiveness of any digital photographic application with its open architecture workflow solutions.
Formulating plans for the IPC's September 13th Summer Fiesta are (seated l-r): Michael Nier, PIMA; Stacie Errera, Tamron USA; Kathy Schneider, Cygnus Business Media; Maya Marzolf, The Bath House; James Chung, Fuji Photo Film USA; Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Eddie Adams. (Standing l-r): Alan Kessler, Phoenix Corporation of America; Peter Liebowitz, Agfa; Don Christensen; Vanessa Reiser, The Eddie Adams Workshop. NYC Rooftop Party to Support Barnstorm
The International Photographic Council (IPC), a non-governmental organization of the United Nations, has announced the date for their annual party to support Barnstorm, The Eddie Adams Workshop. The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 13th, 2001, from 4:30PM - 8:30PM at The Bath House, 540 East 11th Street in New York City.
This year's Summer Fiesta will be held on the rooftop deck of The Bath House, a unique photo/rental studio owned and operated by Pulitzer prize-winning photographer, Eddie Adams. It will feature Latin-style food and live music, themed give-aways, a raffle for an assortment of photo products, plus a silent auction featuring books and original photos by world-class and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, in addition to many other interesting photo-related items.
The 2001 Barnstorm, to be held in early October, will be the 14th annual workshop. The goal of the 4-day session is to share information between seasoned professionals and newcomers to the field of picture journalism. All proceeds from the Summer Fiesta will be donated to Barnstorm to promote education in photography.
For more information about the IPC Summer Fiesta, e-mail Andrea Jones at ajones@fujifilm.com or call 914/789-8172. Attendance will be limited to 300. For information about Barnstorm or to inquire about available sponsorships, please visit www.eddieadams.com, or call 212/387-8640. ... News Briefs Final Images Offers Retouching Online
Final Images Inc., introduced a new digital retouching online service for color labs and professional photographers via a T1 connection. Final Images will continue retouching negatives as it has in the past using the Repri. More information is available at www.creativeimagingcenterinc.com. ... Gretag Promotes DeSimone
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