Italian office appoints managing director.

Research Systems Inc. (RSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company, announced the formation of the European Global Services Group in order to provide complete product and service solutions to RSI customers throughout Europe.

In addition to providing RSI’s data analysis and visualization tools, the new European Global Services Group will provide a broad range of consulting and training to customers. With very specialized resources and skills on a dedicated team, European Global Services will support multinational companies’ needs ranging from application development and customized project management to application integration and more.

RSI’s European Global Services Group is based out of the company’s office near Milan, Italy. Alberto Meroni, who has led the office as RSI’s country manager in Italy, has been appointed managing director of European Global Services. Meroni joined RSI eight years ago and has directed the company’s European sales efforts for clients such as the European Space Agency, ENI, Agip, University of Lille, Centre National des Etudes Spatiales (CNES), and Advanced Computer Systems, as well as other large corporations, research centers, government entities and systems integrators throughout Europe.

"The formation of European Global Services enables RSI to better meet the needs of our European customers by offering more tailored data visualization and analysis solutions,” said Richard Cooke, CEO of RSI. “It also enables RSI to capitalize on an excellent growth opportunity in the European market," he added.

Meroni holds a degree in computer science and has 20 years of experience in the software computer business. Named to replace Mr. Meroni as RSI’s country manager in Italy is Aldo Bergamini. Bergamini was previously with Advanced Visual Systems as country manager for Italy. He holds a Ph.D in physics from the University of Milan and has more than 20 years of experience providing solutions to such customers as Fiat Avio, Alenia, Ferrari, Pirelli and many of Italy’s major research centers.