- Friday, Jul. 20, 2001
Joerg D. Agin will retire as senior VP of Kodak and as president of the com-pany's Entertainment Imaging division on Sept. 1. His successor to the latter position is Eric G. Rodli, who will step up from his current post as the division's COO and VP.
Agin joined the Kodak division serving the motion picture industry after graduating from the University of Delaware in 1967. He was named national sales manager of the division in '82, and subsequently moved into senior management at several Kodak companies that provided computer memory products and services. Agin was appointed general manager of the Kodak motion picture division in '88. He left Kodak and joined MCA/Universal Studios as senior VP, new technology and business development, in '92. Agin returned to Kodak in '95 as president of the new Entertainment Imaging division and as a senior corporate officer.
Relating that it has been an honor to work with Kodak's many customers from the ranks of talented filmmakers, Agin expressed confidence in Rodli's ability to advance the company's Entertainment Imaging operation.
Rodli joined Kodak in January '00. Prior to that, he was president of Bexel, which is billed as being the largest broadcast video and audio equipment rental services company in the U.S. (Bexel has offices throughout the country.)
"Joerg inspired and enabled the collaborative spirit needed to drive our industry into the future," stated Rodli. Marty Coyne, president, Kodak Commercial Group, credited Agin with being "among the first to recognize the need for a convergence of film, digital and hybrid motion imaging technologies in the entertainment industries," noting, "He provided the leadership needed to turn that vision into reality."