Kathy Clas is the Vice President of Global Business Operations for the Alaris division of Kodak Alaris. She was named to this role in December of 2019. She leads a global team responsible for finished goods and parts planning, manufacturing, inventory management, supply chain, and logistics along with a team responsible for business governance and sales force effectiveness. This includes sales forecasting, reporting, process optimization, incentive design and administration as well as channel program management, sales and marketing technology platform development and go-to-market analytics.
Clas has held numerous senior leadership positions in her 30-plus years with Alaris and Eastman Kodak Company. Most recently, she served as Director of Global Strategic Accounts at Alaris where she established a new strategic accounts business and structure. Other key positions were Director of Global Service, Retail business, where she drove significant improvement in the growth and profitability of the service business and Operations Director for an optical manufacturing start-up business.
An energetic, motivational and collaborative leader, Clas excels in building multi-functional international teams and driving the development and execution of profitable business strategies. She has experience in a variety of business functions including finance, manufacturing, R&D, sales, service and operations. One of her great passions is building community outreach strategies for businesses, as evidenced by her leadership of Alaris’ Corporate Social Responsibility program. She is also Chairman of the Board of the Rochester Chapter of the American Heart Association.
Clas completed the Executive Leadership Program for Women at Smith College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics from the State University of New York College at Cortland. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time on the Finger Lakes with friends and family, playing golf and tennis, and boating.