Kodak has announced that Randy Vandagriff, who played a key role in the development of Ultrastream and Kodak’s digital printing business since 2004, will become President of its Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division effective May 1, 2017. “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 décor,” said Vandagriff. “I look forward to working closely with our Prosper press and head customers going forward, as well as OEMs in the coming months and years to bring Ultrastream technology to market.” Vandagriff will replace Philip Cullimore who’s leaving Kodak to take a career sabbatical.
With Cullimore’s departure, Kodak also announced a revision to its reporting structure. The Micro 3D Printing projects within its Micro 3D Printing and Packaging Division (MPPD) will be moved into a new division named Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology (AM3D), which also includes the operations of the current Intellectual Property Solutions Division. The new AM3D division is being led by Terry Taber, Chief Technical Officer as President. Kodak’s fast-growing 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. All these changes will be reflected in Kodak’s quarterly report for the first quarter of 2017.