Kennel began working on the development of hybrid motion imaging technologies for Kodak in 1985. He was a member of the technology teams that brought Kodak’s Cineon digital film system to the marketplace and developed the prototype for the Spirit DataCine.
He was director of technology for the Cinesite Digital Mastering Group in 1998 when the first DIs were done at the Kodak facility. He also played a key role in helping the industry develop the digital cinema specifications as a consultant to Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) and through his chairmanship of the DC-28 Color ad hoc group.
Kennel was program manager for the Kodak digital cinema group from 2001 until joining Texas Instruments in 2004.