Kodak appoints O’Grady as new President of its Print Systems Division

John O’Grady.
John O’Grady.
Brad Kruchten.
Brad Kruchten.

Eastman Kodak Company has announced that John O’Grady, current President of its Consumer and Film Division, and former General Manager of World Wide Sales for Kodak’s Print Systems Division, will become President of the Print Systems Division effective April 24, 2018. O’Grady will replace Brad Kruchten who’s retiring after 36 years with Kodak. “Brad has been an important part of our company for many years, and I thank him for his tremendous commitment to Kodak and outstanding accomplishments,” said Jeffrey J. Clarke, Kodak CEO. “John O’Grady is very well positioned to lead the Print Systems Division. His industry experience is unparalleled.”

Jeffrey J. Clarke.
Jeffrey J. Clarke.

“It’s difficult to follow a leader like Brad Kruchten,” O’Grady added, “but he’s built an all-star team and I look forward to working with them as we continue to deliver world-class commercial printing solutions. With new products in our portfolio like our Sonora X plates and the Nexfinity electrophotographic press, we’re poised to thrive globally.” Kruchten added: “Throughout my career at Kodak, I’ve had the pleasure of working with scores of fantastic, talented people. We’ve accomplished so much together, and I wish my Kodak family the very best moving forward.” Clarke will lead the Consumer and Film Division on an interim basis until a successor is appointed, working closely with O’Grady during the transition.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.