By Jon Robinson
Taizaburo (Ted) Egawa becomes President and CEO of Canon Canada, as the Japanese-based imaging giant announces 11 senior executive appointments and promotions across its North American operations.
Egawa, a 31-year veteran with Canon, began his career with the International Business Management department where he was responsible for office equipment sales for corporate clients. He has worked in several Canon global regions, including Japan and the United States. He also spent a year with Canon Canada’s Camera and Video Division between 1984 and 1985.
“Ted will be a great addition to Canada’s leadership team,” stated Joe Adachi, President and CEO of Canon U.S.A., who is also the Chairman of Canon Canada. “He played an integral role in strengthening Canon USA’s Imaging Technologies and Communications Group business and expanded our company’s reach into new domains.”
Most recently, Egawa was VP and GM of Strategy Planning & Administration for the Imaging Technologies and Communications Group (ITCG) at Canon U.S.A., spending close to 16 years with this region where he was responsible for the strategic direction and business operations for Canon’s digital photographic and imaging solutions products.
Egawa succeeds Kazuto Ogawa, who led Canon Canada for the past six years and now takes on an executive position with Canon China and the Canon Asia Group. Moving outside of North America, Ogawa is not considered among Canon’s 11 new executive appointments, which, in addition to Egawa, includes:
Yuichi Ishizuka, Executive VP and GM of Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., has been appointed to Senior Executive Officer of Canon Inc., Japan and will continue to hold his responsibilities at Canon U.S.A.
Tsuneo Imai has been promoted to VP and GM, Healthcare Solutions Division, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A.
Dennis Amorosano has been promoted to VP, Business Imaging Solutions Group Marketing Division, Canon U.S.A., and has also been appointed to the Americas Board of Groups Managers, Canon U.S.A.
Charles Womack has been promoted to VP and GM, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
Hiroyuki Haraguchi has been promoted to VP, Industrial Products Division, Canon U.S.A.
Brian Strangways has been promoted to VP, Virtual Imaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A.
Tetsuhiro Minamide has been appointed to VP and GM, Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A.
Kenji Kobayashi has been appointed President, Canon Latin America, Inc. and to the Americas Board of Groups Managers, Canon U.S.A.
Fernando Moreno has been promoted to VP, Canon Chile, and has also been appointed to the Americas Board of Group Members, Canon U.S.A.
Jun Otsuka has been appointed to President and GM, Canon Chile, and will continue to hold his present position as President and CEO, Canon Brazil, Inc.
“I am proud to announce 11 well-deserved appointments and promotions for the New Year,” stated Adachi, president and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A. “The value these executives bring to Canon is paramount and their proven leadership skills, dedication and perseverance will help us take our company to the next level of achievement.”