Eastman Kodak Co. recently named Randy Vandagriff as president of its Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division, effective May 1.
Vandagriff was involved in the development of Ultrastream and Kodak’s digital print business since 2004.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to continue driving Kodak’s inkjet business forward, as Ultrastream Technology will move production inkjet into the mainstream of commercial printing, packaging, labels and home decor,” Vandagriff said. “I look forward to working closely with our Prosper press and head customers going forward, as well as original equipment manufacturers in the coming months and years to bring Ultrastream technology to market.”
Vandagriff will replace Philip Cullimore, who is leaving Kodak to take a career sabbatical.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Randy to this new role,” CEO Jeff Clarke said. “As a tenured 35-year innovator in inkjet, Randy will help us accelerate market penetration of Ultrastream technologies into new high growth markets with our OEMs. Philip has had a strong track record of improving each of the businesses he has managed at Kodak. We have seen this again in bringing our fast-growing inkjet business to profit while continuing growth in our packaging business. This is an opportunity for him to pursue his goal of running a business headquartered near his European base.”
With Cullimore’s departure, Kodak also announced a revision to its reporting structure.
The Micro 3-D Printing projects within the Micro 3-D Printing and Packaging Division will be moved into a new division, Advanced Materials and 3-D Printing Technology, which also includes the operations of the current Intellectual Property Solutions Division. The new division is being led by Terry Taber, chief technical officer, as president.
The flexographic packaging business, formerly part of MPPD, will now be reported as a dedicated division. The Flexographic Packaging Division will be led by Chris Payne as president.