ROCHESTER, N.Y., November 20 /CNW/ - Joseph F. Dooley, whose credentials
include senior-leadership positions at Duracell, The Gillette Company, and
their parent, The Procter & Gamble Company, has joined the Board of Directors
of Carestream Health, Inc.
Carestream Health is a world leader in medical and dental imaging and
information technology products, molecular imaging systems and non-destructive
Dooley, who retired in 2007 to become a private investor, held
progressively more responsible positions in both Duracell and Gillette after
earning a B.S. degree from Husson College in 1975. Dooley most recently served
as President of Duracell and as Chairman of China-based Nanfu Battery Company,
which Duracell acquired in 2003. Duracell is the world's leading producer of
high-performance alkaline batteries.
In a previous role, Dooley served as President of Duracell Canada, during
the time of Gillette's acquisition of Duracell in 1997. He later became
President of Gillette North America, where he worked on a range of iconic
brands for this renowned manufacturer and marketer of consumer grooming and
oral care products.
"Joe's international experience and his experience leading companies
through acquisitions and divestitures will be invaluable as we build and grow
our newly independent company," said Kevin J. Hobert, Chief Executive Officer
of Carestream Health.
Robert M. Le Blanc, Chairman of Carestream Health's Board of Directors,
noted: "The appointment of someone with Joe's global operating experience will
provide great value to our company. We are delighted that he has agreed to
join our Board."
Dooley has served on the boards of the Retail Industry Leaders
Association and the Students in Free Enterprise. He also has served as an
associate board member of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores'
Leadership Council and as a member of the Industry Affairs Council of the
Grocery Manufacturers Association.
With the addition of Dooley, Carestream Health's Board of Directors now
has seven members. The other members are: Robert M. Haft, Chairman, MainStreet
Lender, a direct national commercial lender; Hobert, Carestream Health's CEO;
James T. Kelly, a private investor, who previously served as President and
Chief Executive Officer of Lincare Holdings Inc., a provider of in-home
respiratory care, infusion therapy and medical equipment; Board Chairman Le
Blanc, who is a Managing Director of Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX.TO), one of
Canada's largest corporations with operating companies in the global services,
manufacturing and technology industries; Michael C. Pomeroy, Chief Financial
Officer of Carestream Health; and Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., Professor and Vice
Chair, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic
Radiology. Dr. Siegel also serves as Chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System.
Full bios of each board member can be found on Carestream Health's web
About Carestream Health, Inc.
With 2006 revenues of more than $2.5 billion, Carestream Health, Inc., is
a leading provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT
solutions; molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug
discovery/development market segments; and x-ray film and digital x-ray
products for the non-destructive testing market. The company was formed in
2007 when Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX.TO) purchased Eastman Kodak Company's
Health Group. For more information about Carestream Health, contact your
Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestreamhealth.com.
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