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Canon U.S.A. Announces New Executive Appointments

Canon U.S.A. Announces New Executive Appointments

Canon U.S.A. Inc. has announced executive appointments and promotions that took effect April 1. These new appointments reinforce Canon's commitment to elevating its employees and placing them in positions to succeed.

Mason Olds was promoted to executive vice president of the Business Information Communications Group and the executive committee of Canon Americas.

Olds first joined Canon U.S.A. in 1990 as a copier salesman before becoming a manager in the Graphic Systems Division, where he was promoted to director and, eventually, general manager. In 2003, Olds was assigned to Canon Canada, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of the Imaging Systems Group. Olds returned to Canon U.S.A. in 2010 to assume the role of vice president and general manager of the sales, business imaging solutions group (now BICG), Canon U.S.A. Inc. and served in this position until he was promoted to senior vice president in January 2015. In 2015, Olds was appointed to the America Board of Groups Management, Canon U.S.A. As of April 2022, he is also leading the large format systems team.

Yukinari "Ritchie" Kaneta was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of information technology and executive leadership team of Canon Americas.

Kaneta began his 35-year IT career at Canon Inc. He worked in the Information Systems Research Institute and System Engineering Center for 16 years before taking his first assignment at Canon U.S.A. in 2003 as senior manager of IT infrastructure. In July of 2008, Kaneta returned to Canon Inc. There, he served as communication information security division manager in charge of global information security; general manager of the Global Network Promotion Department, where he oversaw company-wide infrastructure and group information security; and deputy senior general manager and then senior general manager of the Project Management Promotion Center. In October 2017, Kaneta returned to the United States to start his second assignment at Canon U.S.A. as senior director of IT projects. In July 2019, he was promoted to head of the Corporate IT Group as executive director and general manager.

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