Canon Europe and Canon Production Printing Announce Senior Executive Changes

Canon Europe and Canon Production Printing Announce Senior Executive Changes

Canon Europe and Canon Production Printing Announce Senior Executive Changes

Canon Europe and Canon Production Printing Announce Senior Executive Changes

Canon Europe ( today announced Taz Nakamasu, Executive Vice President Digital Printing&Solutions (DP&S) for Canon EMEA, has been appointed Global CEO Canon Production Printing (CPP). He replaces Mick Asada who will be returning to Tokyo to take on a new Canon Inc. headquarter assignment at the end of the year.

Mr Nakamasu has over four decades of experience with Canon where he has served in various senior leadership roles including Group Executive of OIP Small Office System Group, Canon Inc, Group Executive of Corporate Planning Development, Canon Inc, as well as President of Canon Australia.

For the past six years, Mr Nakamasu has held the position of Executive Vice President, Digital Printing&Solutions for EMEA where he has significantly contributed to the strategic direction and reformation of this business area and range of products, solutions and services. This included integrating the sales and marketing responsibility for Canon Production Printing’s portfolio into EMEA bringing the technology even closer to its customers. He will take on this new role based in Venlo, the Netherlands from January 1, 2023.

Commenting on the appointment, Taz Nakamasu said “I am very excited for the opportunity to lead Canon Production Printing at such a critical time. For the past four years, under Mick’s leadership, CPP has expanded its portfolio and has focused on new growth areas like Graphic Arts. I look forward to working with the team and continuing the business evolution.”

Hiro Imamura, currently Vice President Marketing&Innovation EMEA Digital Printing&Solutions, will be promoted to Executive Vice President DP&S, Canon EMEA. Mr Imamura brings nearly 40 years of collective experience in the printing industry and as well as previously working in Canon Inc. and Canon USA sales region. He will commence in this new role from January 2023. A successor will be announced shortly.

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About Canon Central and North Africa:
Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) ( is a division within Canon Middle East FZ LLC (CME), a subsidiary of Canon Europe. The formation of CCNA in 2015 was a strategic step that aimed to enhance Canon’s business within the Africa region – by strengthening Canon’s in-country presence and focus. CCNA also demonstrates Canon’s commitment to operating closer to its customers and meeting their demands in the rapidly evolving African market.

Canon has been represented in the African continent for more than 15 years through distributors and partners that have successfully built a solid customer base in the region. CCNA ensures the provision of high quality, technologically advanced products that meet the requirements of Africa’s rapidly evolving marketplace. With over 100 employees, CCNA manages sales and marketing activities across 44 countries in Africa.

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