Canon USA Names Executive Vice President/General Manager

Canon USA Names Executive Vice President/General Manager

Shinichi Yoshida to Succeed Retiring Toyotsugu Kuwamura


Melville, NY—After working at Canon for more than 38 years, Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager of Canon USA’s Business Imaging Solutions Group (BISG) and chairman and CEO of Canon Solutions America, retired effective July 1, 2018.

Toyotsugu Kuwamura

Kuwamura first joined Canon Inc., in 1980. Since then he has held a number of positions within the organization in Japan, Canada and the United States.

During his time at Canon USA. Inc., he was responsible for overseeing the Océ integration into Canon Solutions America in 2013. He most recently advocated the “One Canon” approach to customers.

In addition, Shinichi Yoshida was named his successor as executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group and vice chairman, Canon Solutions America, Inc. Moreover, Joe Adachi will assume the role as chairman and CEO, Canon Solutions America, Inc.

“I want to thank Mr. Kuwamura for his years of service, strong leadership and dedication to Canon. I wish him luck in his retirement,” said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon USA, Inc. “It is with great pleasure that I welcome back Mr. Shinichi Yoshida, who spent more than 23 years with Canon USA, and I look forward to having him on my management team as we continue to position BISG for future growth.”

Shinichi Yoshida © Ron Scheffler

Moreover, Shinichi Yoshida joined Canon Inc. in 1983. Moreover, he has worked at Canon Europe, Canon Virginia, Canon USA and most recently as executive vice president/general manager of Canon Canada.

Executive Vice President/GM, Named for Canon Canada

Yoshida’s successor is Nobuhiko Kitajima. Kitajima assumes the position of executive vice president/general manager, Imaging Systems Group and Professional Printing Solutions Group for Canon Canada.

Kitajima joined Canon Inc. in 1981 and has had various assignments at Canon Inc., Canon Europe and Canon USA. Furthermore, he was promoted to vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon USA in July 2016.

“I thank Mr. Kitajima for his successes with Canon USA, and I wish him good luck in Canada,” added Adachi.