FOR HIS FIRST 21 MONTHS AT the helm of Eastman Kodak, George Fisher surprised nearly everyone by leaving in place most of Kodak's old management team. But on Sept. 5, he decisively reshuffled the top ranks, promoting two younger executives to work directly under him as assistant chief operating officers--and announcing the retirement next May of the company's current No.2 manager, Leo "Jack" Thomas. Insiders say that the two rising stars, Carl Kohrt, 51, and Daniel Carp, 47, are in the Fisher mold: incisive, personable, and candid. The promotions have set in motion an early race to succeed Fisher, although at 54 he's not likely to retire anytime soon.
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