London, United Kingdom and Venlo, the Netherlands – 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 will replace Mick Asada, who will be returning home to Tokyo to start a new assignment at Canon Inc.’s headquarter.
Over four decades of experience in Canon, Mr Nakamasu is a Group Executive of OIP Small Office System Group Canon Inc, Group Executive Corporate Planning Development Canon Inc, and 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. From January 1, 2023, he will assume this new role in Venlo.
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 is a veteran of nearly 40 years in the printing industry, having previously worked in Canon Inc. and Canon USA. He will assume this new role in January 2023. He will soon be announced as a successor.