With his extensive experience selling Kodak’s full line of production digital printing equipment in Canada, Greg Running has been promoted to national sales manager, Canada. Running has more than 20 years in the graphic arts industry and most recently served as a Kodak sales specialist, selling workflow, prepress and digital printing solutions throughout Canada.
“Canada continues to be a significant market for Kodak with tremendous growth potential,” said John O’Grady, managing director, U.S. and Canada region and vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. “Greg’s experience will provide a clear focus on the unique needs and requirements of the Canadian printing industry and unifies our sales team to effectively represent Kodak’s broad portfolio of digital printing products.”
In his new role, Running is responsible for managing Kodak’s commercial sales team in Canada, representing the full portfolio of digital printing equipment, digital prepress, workflow and consumables. This team consists of regionally based account managers, sales specialists and technical project leads, working in both a direct and channel/dealer based environment.
“Kodak is very focused on Canada as a key market and I look forward to the opportunity to lead our national and regional sales teams,” said Running. “My entire career in printing sales has been devoted to the Canadian market and I’ll be able to apply that knowledge to ensure Kodak is focused on what our customers require to grow their business and be successful.”
Running continued, “I’ll be organizing a regional structure that focuses on the East, Ontario, and West markets. Each region will be equipped with an account manager and sales specialist to ensure our customers develop deep relationships with their Kodak representatives. We’ll also have two technical product leads in Canada and will emphasize KODAK solutions that enable businesses to automate production and expand into new markets while differentiating themselves for long term future growth.”