Melville, NY—Canon USA announced executive appointments and promotions that took effect January 1, 2023. Both of these new appointments reinforce the company’s commitment to elevating its employees and placing them in positions to succeed.
Canon USA Appoints Two
Hiroto Kato was promoted to vice president, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. Kato first joined Canon Inc. in 1997, working with the camera group.
After working for Canon USA from 2009 to 2013, he returned to Canon Inc. Furthermore, he rose through the ranks to senior director before transferring back to Canon USA in July 2022.
In addition, Shuji “Steve” Suda was transferred from Canon Inc. to serve as vice president and general manager, Hybrid-Workplace Solutions Group.
Suda has worked for Canon since 1998. He has also worked extensively for Canon USA, first from 2005 to 2007 and again from 2011 to 2018 in the inkjet printer group.
Moreover, Suda took over for Isao “Sammy” Kobayashi, who was named president and CEO of Canon Canada.
Canon USA, Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business as well as industrial digital imaging solutions. It serves the United States, Latin America as well as the Caribbean markets.
With approximately $30.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc., as of 2022 has ranked in the top five overall in U.S. patents granted for 37 consecutive years. In addition, Canon Inc. was one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2022.
What’s more, the U.S. subsidiary was featured in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021. It ranked among the top 100 companies for employee happiness and satisfaction at work. The company is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.