Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., named Laura G. Quatela the company’s General Counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2011,
reporting to Antonio M. Perez, chairman and CEO. Quatela, 53, is presently Kodak’s Chief Intellectual Property Officer, a member of the company’s Executive Council, and a corporate vice president. She will retain those responsibilities in tandem with her new duties leading the company’s Legal organization. The future structure of the IP organization will be announced at a later date.
She succeeds Joyce P. Haag, 59, who has served as Kodak’s General Counsel since July 2005 and will retire from Kodak effective Jan. 1, 2011. Quatela joined Kodak in 1999 and held various positions within the Marketing, Antitrust, Trademark & Litigation staff in the company’s Legal department.