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Mr. Isao “Sammy” Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon Canada Inc.Supplied

Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Isao “Sammy” Kobayashi to the position of President and CEO.

Mr. Kobayashi began his career with Canon Inc. in 1990 in a sales position with the photocopier division and progressed successfully in various roles over the past 15 years.

In 2020, he became a vice-president in the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, where he oversaw the company’s consumer imaging products.

In 2021, he was chosen to lead the Hybrid-workplace Solutions Group (HSG) to address increased demand for hybrid work solutions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, Mr. Kobayashi was promoted to Senior Vice-President and General Manager of HSG and was named as an Executive Officer of Canon Inc.

Mr. Kobayashi succeeds Mr. Nobuhiko Kitajima, who is retiring after a successful 42-year career with the global Canon organization.