The newly formed Fujifilm North America, created through the merger of Fujifilm U.S.A. and Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A. on January 1st, now has a new President and CEO to lead it. Ryutaro Hosoda has been tasked to lead the division, which will include Fujifilm Canada as a subsidiary as of April 1.
In his new role, Hosoda will oversee five Fujifilm operating divisions: imaging products, selling consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and services; consumer digital cameras; motion picture films; graphic systems products and services supplying the printing industry; and the Canadian division.
Hosoda joined Fujifilm in Japan in 1977 and during his career has held various senior level marketing and operation positions around the world. In 2008, he was appointed President of Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation and President and CEO of Fujifilm U.S.A. Hosoda was also named as Corporate Vice President of Fujifilm Corporation in 2009.