Canon U.S.A. Chairman and CEO Yoroku Adachi Retiring
Kazuto Ogawa [shown in image] Appointed as President and CEO of Canon U.S.A.
MELVILLE, NY, March 10, 2020 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that Mr. Yoroku Adachi, the company’s chairman and CEO, is retiring. His last day of work will be March 31, 2020. Mr. Adachi, who also is retiring as executive vice president of Canon Inc. in Japan and Chairman and CEO of Canon Solutions America, has enjoyed a distinguished 50-year career with Canon that included leadership roles at Canon companies around the world.
Canon U.S.A. has also announced that Mr. Kazuto Ogawa, the company’s president and COO, is being promoted to president and CEO and will succeed Mr. Adachi. Mr. Ogawa, who has almost 40 years of experience with Canon, joined Canon U.S.A in 2018 after serving as executive vice president at Canon China.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to succeed a tremendous leader like Mr. Adachi,’’ Mr. Ogawa said. “In many ways, Mr. Adachi was a visionary. His ability to anticipate and understand the needs of our customers and business partners as well as the many complex factors affecting our business was remarkable. He wasn’t afraid to make bold decisions or take risks that helped move Canon U.S.A. forward.’’
Mr. Adachi was named president and CEO of Canon U.S.A. in 2005 and was promoted to chairman and CEO in 2014. He was responsible for all of Canon’s operations in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.
Before leading Canon U.S.A., Mr. Adachi was president of Canon Canada from 1998-2001 and president and CEO of Canon’s Asian Group companies from 2001-2005.
Under his leadership, Canon U.S.A. ended a long search for a new headquarters on Long Island. The company constructed a 700,000-square-foot LEED Gold certified building on 52 acres in Melville and moved there from Lake Success in 2013.
“Our Melville headquarters will be a huge part of Mr. Adachi’s legacy in the United States,’’ said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A., and senior managing executive officer, Canon Inc. “But those of us who have worked closely with Mr. Adachi will remember him for his sincere concern and care about our employees and his desire to always do the right thing.’’
Mr. Ogawa began his career with Canon Inc. in 1981. From 1995-2005, he held positions with Canon Singapore, Canon Hong Kong and Canon China before returning to Canon Singapore as president and CEO. In 2008, Mr. Ogawa was named president and CEO of Canon Canada. He became an executive officer of Canon Inc. in 2011 and was appointed executive vice president of Canon China in 2014. He was elected as a managing executive officer of Canon Inc. in 2016.
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Emerging Photographers Compete For an Opportunity to Attend the Prestigious 2020 Palm Springs Photo Festival
Offering the next generation of image-makers the opportunity to demonstrate their talents, Canon U.S.A., Inc. is excited to announce a new contest open to students, recent graduates and otherwise emerging professionals in the field of photography.
Eligible entrants can submit six images and an essay that demonstrates the Entrant’s vision, talent, point of view and potential as a photographer for an opportunity to win a full experience at CONNECT 2020: the 15th Annual Palm Springs Photo Festival (PSPF) from May 3-8 in Palm Springs, California.
Three (3) grand-prize winners will be selected to attend the festival as part of the prize package.
Entrants can submit their entry for an opportunity to win the esteemed prize.
Each grand prize will include the ability to study with legendary photographers at PSPF, participate in the celebrated Portfolio Review Program, attend an in-depth 3-4 day PSPF workshop and network with industry leaders, and more.
Note that this lens has very strong geometric distortion that is corrected in-camera.
The test images are not corrected for distortion but the required in-camera correction means the chart was framed slightly smaller than correct in the final image.
As always, there are many comparisons available but this was the one I most wanted to see:
Tokina new lenses 2020 line-up development announcement
Mar 6, 2020
This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Tokina brand. In May, 1950 Tokyo Koki Manufacturing company (President, Mr. Denkichi KAWAGUCHI) was established in Shinjuku District, Tokyo as an optical products manufacturer and started designing and manufacturing Tokina brand lenses. During this long period Tokina has left a great legacy behind.
We are happy to introduce you our new Tokina 2020 line-up, which was originally planned to be presented at the biggest annual Asian Camera and Imaging photo show CP+2020 (Yokohama, Japan). Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the show was canceled.
We couldn't accept the loss of this great chance. Therefore, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary, we officially announce Tokina new lens line-up which we intend to release in 2020 year.
Note: The product images are tentative. Design may be changed without preliminary notification.
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