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Trowbridge Of Pittsford Elected To Clarkson University Board Of Trustees
Potsdam, N.Y. — Charles L. Trowbridge of Pittsford, N.Y., a retired vice president of Eastman Kodak Company, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.
Following his retirement from Kodak in 1992, and a year as managing director of IMCOR, a Connecticut-based executive placement firm, Trowbridge served as a senior executive consultant for Bausch and Lomb Corporation and Xerox Technology Ventures.
Trowbridge holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson and a master’s degree in business administration from the Simon School, University of Rochester. He was awarded membership in two honorary engineering societies, Tau Beta Pi and Omega Chi Epsilon and in Phalanx, Clarkson’s senior honorary fraternity. Trowbridge is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Clarkson University.
In 1987, he received the Golden Knight Award, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award, given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson or who have demonstrated outstanding career achievement. Previously, as a Clarkson Trustee from 1985 to 1993, Trowbridge chaired the Design for the Future fund-raising campaign and the Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee.
Trowbridge began his Kodak career in 1962 as a product development engineer, where he later held a number of staff and management positions in sales, marketing, strategic planning, finance, human relations and equipment service. In 1981, he was appointed executive assistant to the chairman of the board. In 1984, Trowbridge was elected a vice president of the corporation and named vice president and general manager of the newly formed Copy Products Division. In this capacity, he managed all aspects of Kodak’s worldwide copier and office printer businesses until his retirement.