Kitajima is New VP of Canon U.S.A.’s Business Imaging Solutions Group
Canon U.S.A. reports that it has promoted Nobuhiko Kitajima to vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Business Imaging Solutions group, and has also appointed N. Scott Millar as vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Corporate Human Resources group.
In his new position as vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Business Imaging Solutions Group, Kitajima’s concentration will be on Canon’s large-format printing solutions and image-capture products, as well as on mixed-reality products and Canon’s DreamLabo production photo printer. Kitajima joined Canon U.S.A., Inc. in 1986, before returning to Canon Inc. in 1993. Beginning his second assignment with Canon U.S.A. in 2002, Kitajima led the launch of Canon’s imagePROGRAF large-format printer line in the U.S. market, and rose to the position of senior director before his promotion to vice president and general manager. A 35-year Canon employee, Kitajima began working at Canon Inc. in 1981.
In his new position as vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Corporate Human Resources, Millar, who succeeds Joseph Warren, will be involved with “talent acquisition, talent, and leadership development,” “total rewards,” employee engagement, and human-resources operations and support. Since 2015, Millar has also served as senior director of human resources for Canon BioMedical, Inc., Canon’s global headquarters for molecular-diagnostic medical operations. Millar initially joined Canon Virginia, Inc. in 1992, where he served as the senior director of human resources for Canon Virginia, the company’s flagship operation for manufacturing, engineering, and technical support in the Americas.
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