Toru Nishizawa is named president and CEO of Canon Virginia

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Canon U.S.A. Inc., has named Toru Nishizawa president and CEO of Canon Virginia (CVI) and president of Industrial Resource Technologies Inc. (IRT) effective April 1. Nishizawa will replace Yusaku Azuma who is retiring in March.

Nishizawa has served as executive vice president for the Business & Technology Development Group at CVI and president and CEO of Canon U.S. Life Sciences, a title he will retain, when he assumes his new role. CVI, located in Newport News, is Canon’s largest manufacturing, engineering and technology center in the Americas.

“Mr. Nishizawa’s experience and leadership will guide CVI through its next phase of business development and growth. We are pleased to have Mr. Nishizawa assume the responsibilities of leading Canon Virginia, as we look toward a future where Canon’s manufacturing facilities in the U.S. will play greater roles in the overall success of our company,” Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A., said in a statement.

Adachi also praised Azuma for his service to Canon.  “For 29 years, including more than 10 Canon Americas group companies, Mr. Azuma has served Canon with distinction. The success and growth of Canon Virginia’s Advanced Cartridge Manufacturing facility under his direction has been significant. During his tenure, automated manufacturing and recycling methodologies have been introduced at both CVI and IRT that are among the most advanced in the world.”

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