Canon Promotes 1st Non-Japanese to New Seo Position

As the first non-Japanese Canon executive honored with this achievement, Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and vice chairman, Canon Solutions America, Inc., was promoted to senior executive officer of Canon Inc., by the Company’s shareholders and Board of Directors. Mr. Liebman will continue his leadership posts at Canon U.S.A., in addition to his expanded role with Canon Inc.

Mr. Liebman has been an integral part of shaping the direction of Canon U.S.A. since joining the Company more than 35 years ago as a manager in the accounting division. During his tenure at Canon U.S.A., Liebman has been instrumental in helping the Company transform from a provider of consumer and business analog products to a leader in digital imaging solutions for consumer, businesses and industrial markets, such as medical imaging, broadcast and video.

In his current position, Mr. Liebman is responsible for legal affairs and corporate administration functions for Canon Americas. From 2011 – 2012 he was also President of Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to expanding Canon’s overall solutions business, comprised of software and service offerings. And earlier this year he was appointed vice chairman, Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary that provides sales and support for Canon and Océ hardware, software and services targeting general office, production print and large format markets in the United States. Mr. Liebman’s leadership continues to help strengthen the Company’s position as an imaging industry leader.

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