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President and CEO's Message

Mr. Kazuto Ogawa
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

At Canon U.S.A., Inc., we are proud to make a difference in so many aspects of people’s daily lives. Our products, solutions and services serve you at home, at work, in schools, on vacation … everywhere you go.

Every day, Canon printers deliver exceptional results in homes and businesses all over the United States. Canon cameras do as well, whether in the hands of world-famous professional photographers on assignment or amateur enthusiasts taking photos of their families and friends. In Hollywood, filmmakers choose Canon cinema gear to make their creative dreams come to life. Canon medical equipment in hospitals and doctors’ offices allows healthcare professionals to better serve their patients, while Canon network security cameras help keep areas safer, even in near complete darkness.

Even better, we are continuing to evolve. Canon U.S.A. is partnering with some of the country’s leading universities and hospitals to research and develop cutting-edge new products and technologies. Our roots go back more than 80 years to a small camera company in Tokyo, but we’ve expanded to become a global imaging leader and a brand known and respected around the world. And we strive to become better every day.

Our Canon Americas headquarters in Melville, N.Y., was built to LEED Gold standards established by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the headquarters for our operations across the Americas and serves as one of Canon’s four regional headquarters worldwide.

We adhere to our corporate philosophy of Kyosei, which is at the core of everything we do. It means “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together.’’ We embrace our responsibility to be good corporate citizens. That’s why you’ll see Canon employees taking part in community activities all across the Americas, and why we focus on sustainability throughout the lifecycles of our products.

My vision for Canon U.S.A. is to be No. 1 in everything we do. We are committed to exceeding the expectations of our customers and being a company that is greatly admired. So, every day, while people are relying on our products and services, we are striving to find even more ways to meet their needs. We are proud of our company’s rich history, but I believe the best chapters are yet to come.