Canon Production Printing announces Akira Yoshida as new President and CEO

Venlo, the Netherlands – 30 January 2024 – Canon Production Printing today announced Akira Yoshida has been appointed President and CEO of Canon Production Printing. He replaces Taz Nakamasu, who will be retiring on 31 March 2024 and returning to Japan after more than four decades working for Canon in various senior leadership roles.

Mr. Yoshida has held various international management positions within Canon across Oceania, Canada, and the United States. Most recently, Mr. Yoshida served in a senior role within the Digital Printing Group at Canon‘s headquarters in Japan.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Yoshida said, “I am very excited for the opportunity to lead Canon Production Printing. I look forward to working with the team and continuing on Canon Production Printing’s path to profitable growth.”

Mr. Yoshida will take on this new role based in Venlo, The Netherlands, on 1 April this year.


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 3,200 employees (end 2023) 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.

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