Magazine article American Cinematographer

Kodak's Norwood Simmons Retires; Frothingham, Conley Named to New Positions

Magazine article American Cinematographer

Kodak's Norwood Simmons Retires; Frothingham, Conley Named to New Positions

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Dr. Norwood L. Simmons, assistant vice-president and general manager of Kodak's motion picture and education markets division (MP&EM), has retired as of January 1, 1973.

Anthony Frothingham, Director, marketing administrative services, was named to succeed Simmons as general manager of the division. Effective as of that date, Frothingham became assistant general manager of MP&EM. Hall Conley, director, special marketing promotions, has replaced Frothingham as director, marketing administrative services.

These announcements were made by Van B. Phillips, vice-president and general manager, marketing, U.S. and Canathan Photographic Division.

Simmons, of 795 Aliens Creek Rd., Pittsford, N.Y., joined Kodak in 1937 at the Kodak Park Division. For the next four years he was associated with the company's film manufacturing operations.

In 1941 he moved to the West Coast division of the motion picture film department in Hollywood, Calif. He became chief engineer of the division in 1954, assistant manager in 1958, and manager in 1960. In 1964 he was appointed general manager of the West Coast division.

Simmons returned to the East as general manager of the Northeastern sales division in January, 1965, and one month later was appointed director of marketing, New York City region. He was named manager of product planning for the motion picture and education markets division in 1966 and was promoted to general manager of the division and elected assistant vice-president in 1969.

A native of Washington, N.C., Simmons holds three degrees in chemistry: a B.S. from the University of North Carolina, an M.S. from California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.

Simmons is a Fçllow member and past president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Associate Member of the American Society of Cinematographers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, member of the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers and a Fellow of the British Kinematograph Society.

He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, honorary scholastic fraternity. Sigma Xi, honorary scientific fraternity, and Alpha Chi Sigma, professional chemical fraternity.

Frothingham, of 91 Fairview Crescent, Irondequoit, N.Y., began his Kodak career in 1948 in the training department, and after a year's stay in the office management department became a member of the management staff in 1949. …

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