MELVILLE, N.Y., April 24, 2013 – As the first non-Japanese Canon executive honored with this achievement, Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and vice chairman, Canon Solutions America, Inc., was promoted to senior executive officer of Canon Inc., by the Company's shareholders and Board of Directors. Mr. Liebman will continue his leadership posts at Canon U.S.A., in addition to his expanded role with Canon Inc.
Mr. Liebman has been an integral part of shaping the direction of Canon U.S.A. since joining the Company more than 35 years ago as a manager in the accounting division. During his tenure at Canon U.S.A., Liebman has been instrumental in helping the Company transform from a provider of consumer and business analog products to a leader in digital imaging solutions for consumer, businesses and industrial markets, such as medical imaging, broadcast and video.
In his current position, Mr. Liebman is responsible for legal affairs and corporate administration functions for Canon Americas. From 2011 - 2012 he was also President of Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to expanding Canon's overall solutions business, comprised of software and service offerings. And earlier this year he was appointed vice chairman, Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary that provides sales and support for Canon and Océ hardware, software and services targeting general office, production print and large format markets in the United States. Mr. Liebman's leadership continues to help strengthen the Company's position as an imaging industry leader.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.