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Walter A. Fallon

Walter A. Fallon
Walter Addison Fallon

(1918-06-07)June 7, 1918
DiedJuly 25, 2002(2002-07-25) (aged 84)
EducationUnion College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Business executive
Known forChief executive of the Eastman Kodak Company

Walter Addison Fallon (June 7, 1918 – July 25, 2002)[1] was an American chemist, business executive at Eastman Kodak Company, and recipient of the 1983 Henry Laurence Gantt Medal.[2]

Fallon was born in Schenectady, New York in 1918, son of Walter A. Fallon and Irene (Casier) Fallon.[3][4] He studied chemistry, and obtained his undergraduate degree from Union College in 1940, and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1941.[5][6]

After his graduation he started his lifelong career at Eastman Kodak in 1941. In 1972 he was appointed chief executive and president, and since 1977 also served as its chairman until his retirement in July 1983. Under his tenure sales increased from $3.48 billion in 1972 to $10.8 billion in 1982.[1] In 1983 he received the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal.


  1. ^ a b The Associated Press (2002-07-29). "Walter Fallon, 84; Once Ran Kodak". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 1983, p.33
  3. ^ Marquis Who's Who, Inc. Who's who in the World. Volume 18. 1982. p. 346
  4. ^ Who's who in the East. 1983. p. 291
  5. ^ Dun & Bradstreet Reference Book of Corporate Managements, 1977. p. 427
  6. ^ Taft Corporate Directory, 1985. p. 200

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