Yoruku Adachi steps up as the new chairman of Canon U.S.A. Adachi has been President and CEO since 2005; he will remain CEO. He joined Canon in Japan in 1970.
Yuichi Ishizuka is now president and COO. Ishizuka will continue his current responsibilities as executive vice president and general manager for the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, where he oversees the camera, video and inkjet printer groups. Ishizuka joined Canon in Japan in 1981, where he worked in the camera division.
Also: In the US, Canon opened a new service and support center in Itasca, Illinois — just outside of Chicago.
The facility “will provide comprehensive product repair and maintenance of Canon’s professional products to Cinema, Platinum, and Gold level members of Canon’s Professional Services (CPS) program, and owners of Canon professional broadcast lenses,” the company says. Canon adds that it wants to provide support “where our professional photography, cinema, broadcast and television production customers work, so that we can return their products to the original factory condition and operation as quickly as possible.”
Canon says the Itasca facility is its third service facility exclusively available to professional clients, joining the Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center and the New York/New Jersey service and support center.