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Jeffrey Clarke elected new CEO of Kodak
Rochester, N.Y. - Eastman Kodak's Board of Directors has elected Jeffrey J. Clarke as chief executive officer and a member of its Board of Directors.
Clarke has headed a private travel tech firm, and a private investment firm and has been executive vice president at Hewlett-Packard.
He will continue to serve as Chairman of Orbitz Worldwide, a global online travel agency since 2007. He will also continue to serve on the boards of directors of Red Hat, Inc., an enterprise software company, and Compuware Corporation, an enterprise software company.
"The board evaluated many highly qualified and talented people during the search, but it was clear to all of us that Jeff was the one we wanted, "said James V. Continenza, chairman of the board.
Jeff Clarke is a talented and proven executive who is well qualified to lead Kodak through our next era," said former Kodak President and CEO Antonio Perez, now a special advisor to the board.