Kim Snyder Named CEO of Panavision; Andrew Evenski Upped At Kodak

5:22 PM PST 11/13/2012 by Carolyn Giardina

Evenski replaces Snyder as president and general manager of Kodak’s entertainment imaging unit.

Key executive changes were revealed Tuesday at two leading vendors in motion picture and TV production: Eastman Kodak and Panavision.

Kim Snyder has been named CEO of Panavision. She comes from Kodak, where she served as president and general manager of its entertainment imaging unit, responsible for Kodak’s motion picture and TV business, since 2008. She was also a corporate vp of Kodak, which she joined in 1984.

Eastman Kodak meanwhile promoted of Andrew R. Evenski to president and general manager of entertainment imaging. Most recently, Evenski was vp of Kodak’s corporate finance group supporting consumer and commercial digital imaging where he was responsible for the divisions’ worldwide financial operations. Prior to that, he oversaw corporate finance for the film, photofinishing, and entertainment group.

“It is a privilege to lead Kodak’s motion picture division at this time,” said Evenski in a released statement. “We certainly see a future for film, and are dedicated to shaping it. The landscape for image capture and display has changed in recent years, but Kodak is committed to giving artists a choice when deciding which tools will best illuminate their stories.”

Film giant Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year.

At Panavision, Snyder steps in for Bob Del Genio, who has been serving as interim CEO since the departure last spring of John Suh, who was upped from CFO to president and CEO in June 2011. That role has seen a number of changes in recent years. Suh followed Bill Bevins, who was named president and CEO in 2009. That same year, Billy Campbell had a brief stint in that role after he succeeded Bob Beitcher, who ran the company for six years.

Said Snyder in a released statement: “I’m honored to join the Panavision team and look forward to leading the company as we strive to serve the needs of cinematographers, production companies and studios around the world in new and exciting ways.”

Panavision board member and industry vet Joe Matza said in a released statement: "Kim has a track record that demonstrates her remarkable talent and leadership skills, and I look forward to working with her as Panavision expands its global business."

Founded in 1954, Panavision designs and manufactures cameras, lenses and accessories for motion picture and TV production. Its systems are rented through its global facilities and distributor network. Panavision also supplies lighting, grip and crane equipment.

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