Chief Information Officer
In January 2004, Kim VanGelder was appointed Chief Information Officer. In this position, she reports to Antonio Perez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors also elected her a corporate vice president.
Since joining Kodak in 1984, VanGelder has held a variety of positions in Information Technology. For several years, she led the Corporate group responsible for defining Kodak’s global IT architecture and standards. In 1996, she was appointed Director of the Global ERP Competency Center, where she built the organization responsible for supporting Kodak’s worldwide Enterprise Resource Planning implementation. In 2000, she was appointed Director of Information Technology for Kodak’s Research & Development organization, where she was responsible for the strategic and operational aspects of IT for worldwide R&D. In 2003, she became Director of Information Technology for the Digital & Applied Imaging Business Unit, and subsequently for Digital & Film Imaging Systems, which encompassed Kodak’s consumer, professional, and entertainment imaging products and services. In 2007, she was also given the responsibility to lead a set of initiatives focused on the transformation of key business processes across the company.
VanGelder holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Dean’s Council for RIT’s Golisano College and the SUNY Brockport Advisory Council.
Dong - Desktop Support Services Team Lead
I moved from Texas to Rochester because Rochester offered so many diversities. It not only has many well-known companies such as Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, & others, but it also offered a great place to live. With a relatively low cost of living and great neighborhoods, it's a perfect place for a family. There are great schools such as RIT & U of R that represent strong academic venue. Many festivals and national events are held in Rochester every year as well. Besides that, I love to snowboard & golf and Rochester offered both, where Texas could not.
Julie - Business System Analyst/Team
When I was in high school, I took a course in Basic and loved it! Initially, I was intrigued with creating applications that solve real business problems. I found it challenging and loved the idea of trying to figure out how best to solve a problem/improve a process. I also saw that a career in IT offered me the flexibility to work in a variety of different industries. There were also many opportunities within IT itself (hardware, software, networking, etc).
Manny - IS Systems Business Analyst - SAP Technical Support
Flexibility is very key. Don't let what you hear about IT outsourcing trends keep you from considering IT as a career opportunity.
Teresa - IT Manager
Rochester is a great place to raise a family. I grew up in Rochester and appreciated all that this small city has to offer: George Eastman's influence, a rich and diverse culture, exceptional educational opportunities afforded by our local schools, colleges and universities, health care, restaurants, parks, music, theater and sports that transcend all seasons. And to top it all off, you can get to almost anywhere in just 20 minutes!
Wayne - IT Business Intergrator
To be successful, you need to understand the business drivers and the role IT plays in supporting them. Understand the value that IT brings to the table. Try to learn the business processes first, and then understand how IT fits into the picture. Remain open-minded to finding solutions to meet client needs. There's always a way!