Panavision taps Kodak exec as CEO

Kimberly Snyder also joins board of directors

Panavision and Kodak shook up their executive suites Tuesday.

Kimberly Snyder, previous prexy and g.m. of Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division, has been named CEO of Panavision. Replacing her at Kodak is Andrew R. Evenski, who is being promoted from his previous position as veep of Kodak’s Corporate Finance Group. Both positions are effective immediately.

Evenski, who has been at Kodak for more than 30 years, will be taking the reins for one of the remaining parts of Kodak that remained profitable as the venerable film manufacturer went into bankruptcy. He will report to Brad Kruchten, prexy of Graphics, Entertainment & Commercial Films and Kodak’s senior VP.

Snyder is the most recent CEO in a position that has been a revolving door for Panavision. She takes the place of Bob Del Genio, who served as interim topper since John Suh exited in late March after holding the position for less than a year. His departure marked the third CEO change for Panavision in three years.