Canon appoints Tanaka as CEO, president of U.S. subsidiary

Canon's American unit, Canon U.S.A., said it has appointed Akiko Tanaka to be both CEO and president of its wholly owned subsidiary, Canon U.S. Life Sciences.

She apparently is to continue serving in the same capacity for Canon BioMedical, a recent appointment.

Her combined assignments require her, she said, to "help align the overall biomedical strategy in the Canon Americas and work jointly on global research and development."

Tanaka is a 29-year veteran at Japan-based Canon and has been with Canon U.S.A. since 2012.

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