Rochester, NY—Kodak Alaris (KA) announced that Nicoletta (Nicki) Zongrone has joined the company as president of the Retail Systems Solutions and Event Imaging Solutions businesses. In addition, Dennis Olbrich was named president of Paper & Output Systems and Film Capture.
“Nicki has unparalleled industry experience and customer knowledge, raising our ability to serve and solve the needs of consumers and retail partners,” said Ralf Gerbershagen, CEO of Kodak Alaris Holdings Limited. “She brings an incredible passion to our ongoing transformation.”
Kodak Alaris also divided the Personalized Imaging business into two units to accelerate execution and innovation in key markets. Dennis Olbrich moves to the role of president of the Paper & Output Systems and Film Capture businesses.
“Nicki and Dennis’s leadership will help us to provide creative new products and services for our diverse set of customers,” added Gerbershagen.
KA’s Retail Systems Solutions is a leader in retail photo kiosks and dry lab systems, also providing digital souvenir photography services and solutions at theme parks, iconic destinations, resorts and other markets worldwide. The Retail Systems Solutions team under Zongrone will focus on delivering solutions that make it easy for consumers to enrich and share their stories and their moments. This includes the creation of personalized photo products delivered through prints, mobile apps, digital technologies and retail kiosks. Zongrone will be part of the KA executive committee and an executive member of the KA board of directors, reporting to Gerbershagen.
“I’m thrilled to join Kodak Alaris in its entrepreneurial start-up phase,” said Zongrone. “It’s a truly unique opportunity to shape the consumer imaging experience of the future as the billions of images captured yearly continue. I look forward to working with our retailers, suppliers and strategic partners to bring our vision to life.”
Previously, Zongrone was an industry consultant and independent advisor to multiple private equity firms, specializing in retail and imaging markets. From 1997–2011, she held multiple senior leadership positions at Eastman Kodak, including global general manager and corporate vice president of Retail Systems Solutions from 2005–2011. She is a member of the Committee of 200, an invitation-only organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders.
Dennis Olbrich joined Kodak in 1982 and held a number of management positions, most recently president of Personalized Imaging. At Kodak Alaris, Olbrich will be part of the executive committee and an executive member of its board of directors, reporting to Gerbershagen.
The Paper & Output Systems and Film Capture team under Olbrich will continue its mission to provide professional photographers, photographic labs, imaging specialty retailers and wholesale labs with a portfolio of traditional photographic paper and workflow solutions.
Both Zongrone and Olbrich will be based in Rochester, New York. kodakalaris.com