Canon Europe and Canon Production Printing Announce Senior Executive Changes
London, United Kingdom and Venlo, The Netherlands — 2 December 2022 – Canon Europe today announced Taz Nakamasu, Executive Vice President Digital Printing & Solutions (DP&S) for Canon EMEA, has been appointed Global CEO Canon Production Printing (CPP). He replaces Mick Asada who will be returning to Tokyo to take on a new Canon Inc. headquarter assignment at the end of the year.
Mr Nakamasu has over four decades of experience with Canon where he has served in various senior leadership roles including Group Executive of OIP Small Office System Group, Canon Inc, Group Executive of Corporate Planning Development, Canon Inc, as well as President of Canon Australia.
For the past six years, Mr Nakamasu has held the position of Executive Vice President, Digital Printing & Solutions for EMEA where he has significantly contributed to the strategic direction and reformation of this business area and range of products, solutions and services. This included integrating the sales and marketing responsibility for Canon Production Printing’s portfolio into EMEA bringing the technology even closer to its customers. He will take on this new role based in Venlo, The Netherlands from January 1, 2023.
Commenting on the appointment, Taz Nakamasu said “I am very excited for the opportunity to lead Canon Production Printing at such a critical time. For the past four years, under Mick’s leadership, CPP has expanded its portfolio and has focused on new growth areas like Graphic Arts. I look forward to working with the team and continuing the business evolution.”
Hiro Imamura, currently Vice President Marketing & Innovation EMEA Digital Printing & Solutions, will be promoted to Executive Vice President DP&S, Canon EMEA. Mr Imamura brings nearly 40 years of collective experience in the printing industry and as well as previously working in Canon Inc. and Canon USA sales region. He will commence in this new role from January 2023. A successor will be announced shortly.
About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is the EMEA strategic headquarters of Canon Inc., a global provider of imaging technologies and services. Canon Europe has operations in roughly 120 countries, with approximately 12,850 employees and contributes to approximately a quarter of Canon’s global revenues annually.
Founded in 1937, the desire to continuously innovate has kept Canon at the forefront of imaging excellence throughout its 80 plus year history and has commitments to invest in the right areas and capture growth opportunities, from cameras to commercial printers, and industrial equipment to healthcare technologies.
Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’. In EMEA, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services.
Canon is constantly redefining the world of imaging for the greater good. Through its technology and spirit of innovation, it pushes the bounds of what is possible – helping to see our world in ways we never have before.
Further information about Canon Europe is available at: www.canon-europe.com
About Canon Production Printing
Canon Production Printing develops and manufactures high-tech printing products and workflow software for the commercial printing market and is part of Canon, a global provider of imaging technologies and services. Canon Production Printing operates on three continents, with approximately 2900 employees (end 2021) and has its global headquarters in Venlo, the Netherlands.
Its product offering includes continuous-feed and cut-sheet printers for high-volume printing and publishing, roll-to-roll and flatbed printers for large format graphics applications and large-format printers for display graphics and CAD/GIS applications. Industrial label printers for self-adhesive labels and selected flexible packaging applications have been added to the portfolio.
Since the foundation of the company, the desire to continuously innovate has always been in its DNA. This desire created a natural match with Canon, which has been at the forefront of imaging excellence throughout its 80-plus year history and has committed to invest and capture growth opportunities not only in its core businesses, such as office equipment and cameras, but also in the four businesses that will underpin Canon’s future: commercial printing, network cameras, medical and industrial equipment.
Canon is constantly redefining the world of imaging. Through its technology and spirit of innovation, it pushes the bounds of what is possible – helping to see our world in ways we never have before.
Further information about Canon Production Printing is available at: www.cpp.canon