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Kodak workers hear from CEO Antonio Perez
Rochester, N.Y. -- They survived years of layoffs and 19 months of bankruptcy, now workers who still have jobs said they look forward to the new Kodak.
The employees heard from CEO Antonio Perez during town meetings Thursday morning at the Theater on the Ridge.
Many like Holly Lane said the message from Perez was positive and gave them hope.
Lane has worked at Kodak for 31 years and hopes to retire some day from the company.
Rosa Trimboli has 28 years with Kodak and said it's been stressful worrying about layoffs over the years but she said she felt encouraged after hearing from Perez and is excited about the future of the company and her own future.
13WHAM News wasn't allowed inside the meeting but Kodak told us Mr. Perez first thanked workers for helping the company through the bankruptcy process and then told them the new focus is on technology and meeting third quarter goals.
Senior managers also answered questions from workers on subjects ranging from lump sum pensions to job security. Workers told us they left feeling encouraged about the future and more hopeful of being able to retire from Kodak someday.
Kodak also told workers it has heard from customers and suppliers who want to work with them in the future and has won new business with "breakthrough technology."