Canon Canada Inc. announced that Taizaburo “Ted” Egawa will become its new president and CEO of the subsidiary based in Mississauga, Ont.
Egawa replaces Kazuto “Kevin” Ogawa, who has taken an executive position with Canon China and the Canon Asia Group after six years running Canon Canada.
The 31-year veteran, Egawa has some previous Canadian IT experience. He spent a year with Canon Canada’s camera and video division between 1984 and 1985. He started with Canon back in 1983. Egawa also worked in several Canon global regions, including Japan and the United States.
Joe Adachi, President and CEO of Canon U.S.A. and Chairman of Canon Canada, said Ogawa guided Canon Canada effectively and successfully for six years, while under challenging economic conditions.
Meanwhile, Egawa played an integral role in strengthening Canon USA’s Imaging Technologies and Communications Group business and expanded the company’s reach into new domains, Adachi added.
“He is a strong leader, whose skills and abilities will serve the Canadian region well,” Adachi said.
Most recently, Egawa was the vice-president & general manager of strategy planning & administration for the imaging technologies and communications group at Canon U.S.A., spending close to 16 years with this region where he was responsible for the strategic direction and business operations for Canon’s digital photographic and imaging solutions products.
Egawa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Chuo University in Japan.