Colour photograph of members of Operations Committee at Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, March 1979. Dr Gerry Johnston, the donor, worked for Kodak from1969 to 1998. He commenced his career as a scientist working in the research laboratories, but later moved into marketing and management, finishing his career as Managing Director of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd and this photograph shows him as the Director and General Manager of the Marketing Division.

Standing, left to right: Dr Gerard P Johnston, Ian Langford (Lawyer), Peter Harvey (Research), Stuart Sanderson and Henry Pfendt.
Seated, left to right: John Chester (Chairman), Robert Van Neil (From USA - Treasurer), Frank Strong (General Manager Marketing), and Ed Woods

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

This photograph is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Description of Content

Group portrait of nine men in an office setting. Four men are seated on leather chairs and five men are standing behind them. The room features wood panelled walls, a brown carpet and there is a floral arrangement on a bureau to the left.

Physical Description

Colour photograph printed on medium weight paper, landscape format.

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