The appointment of Evenski represents Kodak’s ongoing focus on its motion picture film business, which is an important element of the company’s plan to emerge from Chapter 11 protection. The beginnings of this plan were seen when Kodak announced it had secured $793 million in loans.
“It is a privilege to lead Kodak’s motion picture division at this time,” Evenski said. “We certainly see a future for film and are dedicated to shaping it. The landscape for image capture and display has changed in recent years, but Kodak is committed to giving artists a choice when deciding which tools will best illuminate their stories.”
Most recently, Evenski was vice president of Kodak’s corporate finance group supporting consumer and commercial digital imaging where he was responsible for the divisions’ worldwide financial operations. Prior to that, he oversaw corporate finance for the film, photofinishing and entertainment group, where his responsibilities included worldwide financial operations for all film and paper-based products within Kodak.
Evenski also has a history across Kodak’s various businesses. In addition to overseeing financial operations, he spent many years dedicated to the company’s silver halide portfolio, including a key leadership position within the entertainment imaging division.
Evenski will report to Brad Kruchten, president of graphics, entertainment and commercial films (GECF), and senior vice president of Kodak.
“Andy’s background in international business, manufacturing and operations makes him the right leader at this time of tremendous opportunity,” Kruchten said. “His experience at Kodak will allow him to hit the ground running. So much of the history of Hollywood and its movies is recorded on Kodak film. Under Andy’s leadership, we expect that to continue well into the future.”
In his new role, Evenski is also responsible for film manufacturing operations, giving him the opportunity to streamline and create efficiencies across the board. Evenski will work out of both the Rochester and Hollywood Kodak offices.
“After more than 30 years with Kodak, I’ve been fortunate to spend a large percentage of my career working with film,” Evenski said. “Stepping into this role, I truly feel privileged to help serve a customer base with such sophisticated artistry. While there has been a tremendous amount of change in the imaging marketplace – across all business segments – Kodak’s premier technologies are seen today on screens around the globe, as well as in vaults preserving those stories for future generations.”