Susan Tousi is General Manager of Consumer Inkjet Systems, a position she has held since 2007, when Kodak launched its innovative line of inkjet printers that is revolutionizing the inkjet industry by enabling consumers to save on ink costs, while producing quality, long-lasting prints. The Board of Directors elected her a corporate vice president in December 2009.
In this role Ms. Tousi has led Kodak’s consumer inkjet hardware and ink business which has seen tremendous success since launch, with Kodak achieving a strong 6% sales increase in the fourth quarter of 2009, supported by an 81% revenue increase in consumer inkjet printer hardware and ink.
Ms. Tousi previously served as R&D manager for Kodak’s consumer inkjet development program from 2003 to 2007, leading a group of technologists in San Diego, Rochester, and Singapore. This group has generated a substantial portfolio of patents in inkjet and related technologies.
Prior to joining Kodak, Ms. Tousi was an R&D program manager for Phogenix Imaging LLC, a joint venture start-up of Hewlett-Packard and Kodak. She previously spent ten years with Hewlett-Packard in technical and product commercialization roles.
Ms. Tousi holds an M.B.A. degree from UCLA and a B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University. She is based in San Diego.