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KODAK RETIREE ELECTED TO COPIER HALL OF FAME

 KODAK RETIREE ELECTED
 TO COPIER HALL OF FAME
 ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A retired Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) engineer, Matthew J. Russel, has been named to the Copier Hall of Fame for his achievements in improving office copier technology.
 Russel, who retired last year after 36 years at Kodak, was recognized today during a reception at KodakUs Hawkeye facility here. He was presented with a plaque marking his induction into the Copier Hall of Fame, part of the National Office Machine Historical Museum in Kansas City, Mo.
 Only seven others have been inducted to date. The first inductee was Chester Carlson, the inventor of xerography. Important Copier Advances
 The Kodak veteran pioneered two important advances in copiers. He engineered the implementation of a recirculating feeder system, which allows multi-page originals to be copied as collated sets. Before this advance, multi-page documents had to be copied one page at a time, and collated by hand or in space-consuming bins.
 Russel also made possible the use of the oscillating vacuum feeder, which efficiently picks up one sheet of paper at a time. It was an improvement over the previous scuff feeders, which had a tendency to pick up more than one sheet.
 Today, recirculating feeders and oscillating vacuum feeders are in use worldwide on copiers made by many different manufacturers.
 Russel remembered the early days at Kodak's Copy Products Division (now part of Office Imaging). "They were fun times," he recalled. "We only had about 60 or 70 people on the whole project, but we got things done. We stayed late into the night, and we were eager to get back in on Monday mornings."
 "The best part," Russel said, "was that we were doing new things and being successful."
 The first product which included Russel's advances in copier technology was the Kodak Ektaprint 150 copier.
 Russel's innovations were not confined to the development of new copiers. During his years as a Kodak engineer, Russel also developed new slide-mounting equipment; and developed a photographic subsystem for a NASA lunar orbiter that was used to map the moon's surface prior to the first manned landing on the moon.
 Following in their father's footsteps, Russel's two sons also are employed at Office Imaging. Steve is an engineer in Research and Technology Development, and Bill is an electronics technician. Russel and his wife, Jacqueline, also have a daughter, Suzanne, who resides in Boston.
 Among his other honors, Russel was named Inventor of the Year by the Rochester Patent Law Association in 1988.
 He is a 1949 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Engineering.
 Since retirement, Russel has run his own printing business.
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