Eastman Kodak Company
Project Excellence Engineer for the Health Imaging Division
As an undergraduate student, the thought of working for a company
leading in 'innovative breakthroughs and cutting-edge technology',
like Eastman Kodak Company, was just a dream. Today, it is my reality.
I am a Project Excellence Engineer for the Health Imaging Division
at Eastman Kodak Company, where I specialize in lean manufacturing
and implementing 'KOS'-the Kodak Operating System (Kodak's version
of Toyota Production System), as well as provide Industrial Engineering
support to the manufacturing area.
R.I.T's Industrial Engineering program equipped me with the skills
necessary to obtain the job I have today. The connection between
theory and application was achieved through a balance in classroom
lectures and hands-on lab work/simulations. The IE department was
moderately sized which enabled me to get to know my graduating class
and professors pretty well. R.I.T also has various facilities on
campus that offer assistance to students academically and with their
career. The Co-op office served to be an essential avenue on my
journey to success.
Eastman Kodak Company's partner with R.I.T for acquiring co-op
students allowed me to fulfill most of my co-op blocks at Kodak,
as well as work part-time to complete projects while attending class.
It was during my Co-ops at Eastman Kodak that I was able to establish
a network with other professionals, specifically Industrial Engineers,
put my classroom knowledge into practice, and gain valuable insight
about the company as well as my career.
My involvement in on-campus activities proved to be beneficial
once I began my career at Kodak. I participate on various planning
committees for special events held at Kodak through our Employee
Networks. My role in various leadership positions in a variety of
organizations/clubs at R.I.T also helped me develop the skills necessary
to lead teams at Kodak.
Most recently, I became a member of Kodak's Vertical Slice team,
which is a small group of Kodak and R.I.T professionals that plan
events and programs that are key in maintaining a relationship between
R.I.T's faculty and students and Eastman Kodak Company.
In a world that is ever changing, my knowledge and experience gained
in my five years at RIT coupled with three years of valuable work
experience at Kodak has given me the confidence and determination
to succeed in today's environment.
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