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Kodak Promotes Joyce Haag to General Counsel and Senior Vice President3/22/2005
Eastman Kodak Company announced that
Joyce Haag, currently General Counsel, Europe, Asia, and Middle Eastern
Region (EAMER), has been promoted to General Counsel, reporting to
Charles S. Brown Jr., Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President.
Haag, 54, succeeds Gary Van Graafeiland, presently General Counsel and Senior
Vice President, who will retire on June 30. Haag also was elected a Senior Vice
President of the company by the board of directors, along with Robert L. Berman,
47, currently Director, Human Resources and Vice President.
“Joyce Haag brings a wide range of experience to the office of the General
Counsel,” said Kodak Chairman and Chief Executive Daniel A. Carp. “In her 24
years at Kodak, Joyce has served as the company’s senior legal counsel to the
board of directors, as well as the director of the legal staff handling marketing and
litigation. She understands well the needs of the company and is an excellent
addition to the senior management staff.”
Haag joined Kodak in 1981 as a staff attorney from the Rochester law firm of
Boylan, Brown, Code, Vigdor & Wilson. She has a BA in mathematics from
Mount Holyoke College, and earned her JD from Cornell Law School, graduating
cum laude. She was elected Assistant Secretary in 1992 and Secretary of the
Company in 1995. From August 2002 until February 2004, she was Director of
the Marketing, Antitrust, Trademark & Litigation Group. She was appointed
General Counsel, EAMER in March 2004.
Van Graafeiland, 59, joined the Kodak Legal Department in 1979. He was
named assistant general counsel and director of the Corporate Legal Staff in
January 1989, and was elected corporate secretary effective January 1990. He
became General Counsel in February 1992. He is also the company’s Chief
“As General Counsel, Gary Van Graafeiland has been a valuable and trusted
advisor to the senior management of this company through many challenges,”
Carp said. “Noted for his wisdom and quiet reflection, Gary has made substantial
contributions to the company throughout his career, and most recently through
our transition from traditional to digital. I wish Gary and his family well; he will
A graduate of Union College with a BA in English, Van Graafeiland holds a JD
degree from Cornell University Law School. He holds various memberships,
including the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Association of General
Counsel, and is President of the Association of General Counsel.
Since joining Kodak in 1983, Robert L. Berman has held a variety of key human
resources positions, including Director of Human Resources for the Consumer
Imaging business, Director of Human Resources for the Kodak Colorado
Division, and Director and divisional vice president of Human Resources for
Global Operations. He was appointed to his current position as Director, Human
Resources and Vice President in January 2002.
“Under Bob Berman’s leadership, the Human Resources function at Kodak has
adopted a number of leading-edge practices in keeping with the company’s
broader transformation,” said Carp. “He has been instrumental in shaping
Kodak’s approach to diversity and inclusion.”
Berman holds a BS degree in business from the University of Minnesota and a
Masters of Industrial and Labor Relations from the New York State School of
Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.