June 8, 2021
CVI and Canon Environmental Technologies, Inc. (CETI) President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Toru Nishizawa is retiring effective 30 June 2021 after 41 years with Canon. Mr. Shingo Shigeta will serve as President and CEO of the companies upon Mr. Nishizawa’s retirement.
Located in Newport News, Va., Canon Virginia, Inc. serves as Canon’s largest manufacturing, engineering, recycling and technical support centre in the Americas region. Canon Virginia produces new products using advanced manufacturing methodologies, while also serving as a factory service centre providing expert customer service in the repair and refurbishment of Canon products. Canon Virginia’s manufacturing services extend to injection mold making, contract manufacturing, medical contract manufacturing and aftermarket services.
Mr. Nishizawa began his career with Canon in 1980 upon graduation from the Tokyo Institute of Technology with a degree in management engineering. Five years into his career, he was assigned to Canon Giessen in Germany and during the next thirty-six years, served in a variety of leadership roles in both Europe and Japan.
Since serving as President and CEO of CVI in April 2012, he spent the last nine years successfully transforming the company into the Regional Technical Headquarters for Canon U.S.A. Inc. During his tenure at CVI, he oversaw the addition of a new 900,000 square foot expansion of manufacturing, developed a R&D function and expanded into the aerospace and medical industry.
“I would like to offer my sincere and deepest gratitude to Mr. Nishizawa for his years of dedication to Canon and for making us a stronger and more innovative company,” said Kazuto Ogawa, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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