Canon U.S.A. Appoints Yoruku Adachi as its New Chairman

Canon U.S.A. has appointed Yoruku Adachi as its new chairman effective April 1st. Since 2005, Adachi has been serving as president and chief executive officer of Canon U.S.A., overseeing Canon’s operations in the Americas, and will maintain his current responsibilities as CEO.

Adachi (right) joined Canon Inc. in Japan in 1970 and worked at Canon U.S.A. from 1978 to 1992. He returned back to Canon Inc., and in 1993 was named general manager of the Photo Products Marketing Management Division. In 1998, Adachi was named president of Canon Canada, and in 2001, was appointed president and CEO of Canon China and Canon Hong Kong, as well as chairman of Canon Singapore.

In 2005, Adachi returned to Canon U.S.A. as president and CEO. In 2013, in addition to his current position, Canon appointed Adachi chairman and CEO of Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. that provides direct sales and service for all Canon and Océ office and printing offerings in the United States.

Yuichi Ishizuka has also been named president and chief operating officer of Canon U.S.A. In his new position, Ishizuka will be involved in the management of new business projects while continuing his current responsibilities as executive vice president and general manager for the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, where he oversees the camera, video, and inkjet-printer groups.

Ishizuka began his career at Canon Inc. in Japan in 1981, where he worked in the Camera Division. In 1983 he joined Canon U.S.A., but was soon transferred to Canon Canada in 1988, where he became product and marketing manager of the Camera, Video and Still Video department. He later returned to Canon U.S.A. in 1993, and spent two years in the Product Control Division before he was promoted to marketing manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Camera Division.

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