Today Steven Ross, Kodak Alaris Holdings Limited’s Interim Chairman, publicly welcomed our first Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ralf Gerbershagen. It is my pleasure to welcome Ralf. His appointment adds to our strong team as he possesses a wealth of talent and expertise as well as a perspective that will help to drive our business. This is an exciting announcement for our new company.
Thank you. Your loyalty drives our success.
– Dennis Olbrich
Kodak Alaris Holdings Limited business update from Steven Ross:
I am pleased to announce that Ralf Gerbershagen will join Kodak Alaris Holdings Limited as CEO on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He will report to me in my role as Interim Chairman of Kodak Alaris. He will assist in finalising the new board structure, and continue our transformation required to take the business forward.
Ralf joins us from Motorola Mobility—currently part of Google—where he held several leadership positions including Managing Director Motorola Germany GmbH and VP & General Manager Motorola Mobility Europe. Ralf started his professional career at Siemens where he was in charge of the Passive Components business in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He holds a degree in general electronics and computer science from Bingen University.
He is on the board of directors at the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany; the board of BITKOM, the IT and telecomm industry association; and is a member of the CeBIT advisory board—the world’s largest IT trade fair.
Ralf’s considerable business knowledge and leadership experience combined with Kodak Alaris’ strong resources and management talent position us well to lead the development of breakthrough products and services that you expect from the diverse Kodak Alaris businesses.
He will be based in the UK at Hemel Hempstead. Gary Fisher, Kodak Alaris Interim Human Resources Director; Phil Gibbons, Kodak Alaris Chief Financial Officer; Dolores Kruchten, President, Kodak Alaris’ Document Imaging division; and Dennis Olbrich, President, Kodak Alaris’ Personalized Imaging division, will report to Ralf.
I hope that you will have an opportunity to meet with Ralf in the near future. He has tremendous enthusiasm for the business and a deep commitment to fostering success for and with our customers.
Thank you for your ongoing support. We are honored to work with you now and for many years to come.
Chairman, Kodak Alaris Holdings Limited