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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    You dingbats! An exec never ran a coating machine nor made an emulsion! Get real!

    PE
    They never promoted through the ranks?
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I suspect that, even if an earlier "agreement" announcement involved another company (which wasn't identified), the recent English KPP agreement is the only one progressing. Similar to Brother's announced "purchase" of the DI business failing to be consummated. It would be good if Colleen could confirm this.

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    All I can say is that someone needs to hide the dynamite from the madmen...



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    "When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."

    — Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932

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    These threads are so much fun to read. Not very informative, but a thousand laughs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    They never promoted through the ranks?
    Was Perez?

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    Ron,

    Remember the days when Kodak used to talk about a dual ladder; one in management and one in technology? That didn't last long, did it? Few scientists/engineers made it to the highest levels at Kodak.

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    I know. My post was a response with that in mine.

    Best wishes Fred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Was Perez?
    You said "execs", which had me thinking more of department heads up to vice presidents and such, than of CEO's. Mine was a sincere question, as I figured that Kodak would have developed managerial talent where they saw it, as many companies did. I figured in a company as old and established as Kodak, there would have been a fair number of management types who knew the business from the bottom up.

    Wow.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    Few scientists/engineers made it to the highest levels at Kodak.
    And I guess it shows.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    You said "execs", which had me thinking more of department heads up to vice presidents and such, than of CEO's. Mine was a sincere question, as I figured that Kodak would have developed managerial talent where they saw it, as many companies did. I figured in a company as old and established as Kodak, there would have been a fair number of management types who knew the business from the bottom up.

    Wow.
    Before Fischer, there were a lot of promotions from within, but as Fred said, there were often few scientiists and engineers promoted outside of KRL. Most were bean counters. With Fischer, we saw an influx of outsiders that sped up with Perez.

    And so, top people often were those who knew little about the actual work going on under their supervision and the number of those doing pure management all the way up the ladder increased. Many managers knew the photo industry well, but did not know the manufacture of their own products. Some few were the reverse.

    Carl Kohrt, VP and manage of KRL became CTO but instead of making him President, they selected Dan Carp, COO who was the bean counter of the two. IMHO, Kohrt would have been a far better choice given the decisions and directions taken by Carp.

    PE



 

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