Melville, NY—Canon USA announced the appointment of Joe Adachi as the company’s chairman and CEO, effective immediately. Since 2005, Adachi has served as president and CEO of Canon USA, overseeing Canon’s operations in the Americas. He will maintain his current responsibilities as CEO.
In addition, Yuichi Ishizuka was named president and COO of Canon USA. In his new position, Ishizuka will be involved in the management of new business projects while continuing 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.
“I look forward to my new assignment as president and COO of Canon USA,” said Ishizuka. “Mr. Adachi has a strong vision for our company’s future, and I am honored to work together with him to take Canon to the next level.”
Joe Adachi joined Canon Inc. in Japan in 1970 and then worked at Canon USA from 1978 to 1992. He returned to Canon Inc. and, in 1993, was named general manager of the Photo Products Marketing Management division. In 1998, Adachi was appointed president of Canon Canada, and in 2001, president and CEO of Canon China and Canon Hong Kong, as well as chairman of Canon Singapore. In 2005, he returned to Canon USA as president and CEO. In 2013, in addition to his current position, Adachi was appointed chairman and CEO of Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA that provides direct sales and service for all Canon and Océ office and printing offerings in the United States.
Yuichi Ishizuka began his career at Canon Inc. in Japan in 1981, where he worked in the Camera division. In 1983 he joined Canon USA but was transferred to Canon Canada in 1988, where he became Product and Marketing manager of the Camera, Video and Still Video department. He returned to Canon USA in 1993 and spent two years in the Product Control division before being promoted to Marketing manager of Canon USA’s Camera division. In 1997, he went back to Canon Inc. for a year and then returned to America in 1999 to start Canon USA’s Digital Camera division as its assistant director. After several promotions within the Consumer Imaging division, Ishizuka was promoted in 2007 to senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging group, now known as the Imaging Technologies & Communications group. In January 2010, he was promoted to executive vice president and general manager, and in April 2012 he was appointed as an executive officer of Canon Inc. Earlier this year, Ishizuka was appointed senior executive officer of Canon Inc., Japan. usa.canon.com