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Kodak secures Simpson as country lead

Kodak secures Simpson as country lead

Eastman Kodak has recruited photographic and consumer electronics industry veteran Andrew Simpson as its local business manager.

Simpson worked for Canon New Zealand from 1980 to 1989, including three years as general manager, and is a also a former special project manager at Camera House and manager for Bang and Olufsen.

Previously, the New Zealand market was overseen by Australasian business strategy director Clyde Rodrigues.

“There is a natural crossover between [Kodak] and consumer electronics channels and my strong distribution and strategic background,” says Simpson.

He says his appointment follows strong growth for Kodak locally. He aims to build on the platform laid by consumer and professional photographers’ division distributor Croxley, by continuing to grow Kodak’s brand identity here.

He describes his company’s relationship with the Kodak Express stores as very important and says it wants to expand the number of these.

“This means conversions from HP or Fuji stores to reconvert into true photographic brands,” says Simpson. “It is a long road, but we are committed to it for the long haul.”

The company also wants to grow its business among independent retailers and with those it supplies paper to, including Paper Plus and Office Max.

Simpson spent 10 years at Kerridge Odeon from 1979, when the company imported and distributed a number of photographic and consumer brands including Canon.

During his time at Camera House from 1989 to 1991, it grew from 18 to about 50 stores nationwide.


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