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Industry Leader Nicki Zongrone Joins Kodak Alaris
|By Business Wire
|July 15, 2014 05:00 AM EDT
Kodak Alaris (KA) announces that Nicoletta (Nicki) Zongrone has joined
the company as President of the Retail Systems Solutions and Event
Imaging Solutions businesses, bringing a unique depth of industry and
customer experience to the organization.
Nicki Zongrone (Photo: Business Wire)
“Nicki has unparalleled industry experience and customer knowledge,
raising our ability to serve and solve the needs of consumers and retail
partners,” said Ralf Gerbershagen, CEO of Kodak Alaris Holdings Limited.
“She brings an incredible passion to our ongoing transformation.”
Along with this appointment, the company is also dividing the
Personalized Imaging business into two units to accelerate execution and
innovation in key markets. Dennis Olbrich moves to the role of President
of the Paper & Output Systems and Film Capture businesses.
“Nicki and Dennis’ leadership will help us to provide creative new
products and services for our diverse set of customers,” said
The Retail Systems Solutions team under Zongrone will focus on
delivering world class solutions that make it easy for consumers to
enrich, share and re-live their stories, their moments, and their lives.
This includes creation of new personalized photo products delivered
through prints, mobile apps, digital technologies and retail kiosks.
"I'm thrilled to join Kodak Alaris in its entrepreneurial startup
phase,” said Zongrone. “It's a truly unique opportunity to shape the
consumer imaging experience of the future as the billions of images
captured yearly continue. I look forward to working with our retailers,
suppliers and strategic partners to bring our vision to life."
Prior to joining Kodak Alaris in June 2014, Zongrone was an industry
consultant and independent advisor to multiple private equity firms,
specializing in retail and imaging markets. From 1997-2011, she held
multiple senior leadership positions at Eastman Kodak Company, including
Global General Manager and Corporate Vice President of Retail Systems
Solutions from 2005-2011. She is a member of The Committee
of 200, an invitation-only organization of the world’s most successful
women business leaders.
Zongrone will be part of the KA executive committee and an executive
member of the KA Board of Directors, reporting to Gerbershagen.
The Paper & Output Systems and Film Capture team under Olbrich will
continue its mission to provide professional photographers, photographic
labs, imaging specialty and wholesale labs with superior tools and
services including trusted, industry leading output media.
Olbrich joined Kodak in 1982 and has held a number of management
positions within the company, including most recently as President of
Olbrich will be part of the KA executive committee and an executive
member of the KA Board of Directors, reporting to Gerbershagen.
Both Zongrone and Olbrich will be based in Rochester, NY.
About Kodak Alaris
On September 3, 2013, the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) completed its
acquisition of the Kodak Document Imaging and Personalized Imaging
businesses from Eastman Kodak Company and created a new company known as
Kodak Alaris. The new company and its name preserve the heritage and
legacy of the Kodak brand, while embodying the speed and agility to meet
market needs and changes. Kodak Alaris, which is licensed to use the
Kodak brand, will focus on strategic, ongoing investments for these
businesses to ensure long-term growth and success. The Kodak trademark
and trade dress are used under license from Eastman Kodak Company.
About Kodak Alaris' Personalized Imaging Businesses
The businesses consist of two divisions:
Systems Solutions, the world leader in retail photo kiosks and dry
lab systems, offering retailers a competitive advantage in the photo
services market and Event
Imaging Solutions, providing digital souvenir photography services
and solutions at theme parks, iconic destinations, resorts and other
& Output Systems, offering photo specialty retailers,
professional and wholesale labs, and photographers the broadest
portfolio of traditional photographic paper and workflow solutions and Film
Capture, offering consumers and professionals an award-winning
range of still-camera film products.
For more information, please visit www.kodakalaris.com
and our blog, 1000Words.
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