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Kodak Promotes Ann Turner to Chief Marketing Officer of Film, Photofinishing, Entertainment

The Kodak tower in Rochester, NY.
The Kodak tower in Rochester, NY.
Ann Turner
Ann Turner

ROCHESTER, March 31 – 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.

FPEG comprises motion picture film, professional and consumer still films, Single-Use Cameras, and Kodak’s silver halide paper and photofinishing products. 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.”

Assuming Turner’s responsibilities is Michael J. Morelli, who Kodak named Vice President and General Manager of its motion picture business in North and South America, making him responsible for operations in the world’s largest motion picture market. Morelli will oversee the Entertainment Imaging division’s operations in the United States, Canada and all of Central and South America. Morelli is located in Kodak’s Hollywood, California headquarters.

In addition to Turner and Morelli, Kodak also announced the appointment of Joel Proegler to the position of General Manager, Film Capture and Vice President, FPEG. Proegler will oversee the Film Capture division’s worldwide operations, which comprise Professional Films, Consumers Films, and Single-Use Cameras. Proegler is located in Kodak’s Rochester, New York headquarters.

Morelli and Proegler join Christopher Van Zandt, in leadership positions within the FPEG group at Kodak. VanZandt serves as General Manager and Vice President, Professional Output at Eastman Kodak Company.

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