Welcome to Kodak's Personalized Imaging "Wednesday Works" Blog! Every Wednesday, beginning February 27, we'll feature business topics relevant to our customers in the retail, wholesale, and professional photography markets.
I have the privilege of managing Personalized Imaging, which is comprised of our Film Capture, Paper & Output Systems, Retail Systems Solutions, and Event Imaging Solutions businesses (together, "PI"). As many of you know, in August 2012 Kodak announced that it was initiating a sale process for these businesses. We are moving full-steam through this process, and are confident that PI will be under new ownership by the middle of this year.
In 2012, Personalized Imaging sustained a consistent record of profitability. We introduced market-leading products and services, entered new partnerships across multiple regions, and renewed agreements with some of the world's largest retailers and professional labs. Of course we continue to engage with talented and inspiring professional photographers around the globe, who use Kodak Professional films to create thought-provoking, visually stunning bodies of work. All of these interactions reflect an ongoing commitment to PI by our customers, suppliers, and partners.
On a personal note, I want to underscore my pride in the ongoing efforts of our PI teams around the world to maintain the high standard of service that is essential to our customers and yours. We have hundreds of staff members in development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, customer service, technical support, and other core functions. These experienced, talented, and committed employees are passionate about meeting your needs, and driving a bright future for PI.
We look forward to engaging with you every Wednesday about the issues that impact you and your businesses. Thanks for reading!