Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced several senior executive appointments and promotions to start the new year.
"It gives me great pleasure to announce these well-deserved appointments and promotions," said Joe Adachi, president and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Each of these senior executives bring tremendous experience and proven leadership abilities into their new roles and will help position us for enhanced future success."
The appointments and promotions include:
• Joseph Warren has been appointed senior vice president and general manager, Corporate Human Resources, Canon U.S.A. Formerly the senior vice president of the Customer Support Group and chairman of Canon Information Technology Services, Inc. (CITS), Mr. Warren has held numerous manufacturing and customer support positions within Canon U.S.A. and its subsidiaries over his 23-year career with the Company.
• Satoshi Nagata has been promoted to president of Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. (CIIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. that delivers solutions in the areas of cloud computing and business process integration. In 2011, Mr. Nagata was named executive vice president of CIIS after a 30-year career with Canon Inc. in Japan where he served in various software engineering and executive positions.
• Yuichi Ishizuka has assumed Mr. Warren's former responsibilities as chairman and CEO of CITS, in addition to maintaining his current role as executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. Having joined Canon Inc. in Japan in 1981, Mr. Ishizuka has held numerous sales and marketing positions within Canon U.S.A. and Canon Canada, Inc.
• Doris Higginbotham has been promoted to president of CITS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. that provides support services for all small office and consumer products, including digital cameras, camcorders, printers, fax machines, copiers, calculators, and binoculars. Ms. Higginbotham has been with CITS since 1997 and most recently served as senior vice president of operations.