Canon Australia boosts sales force with key retail appointment
SYDNEY, 9 August 2012: Canon Australia has announced the appointment of Andrew Ward to the senior role of National Business Manager – Retail in the company’s consumer imaging business.
The appointment marks a return to Canon Australia for Andrew, who recommences with the company on 3 September after a four year hiatus working at Sony Australia and, most recently, Nikon Australia.
Andrew joins Canon Australia’s thriving consuming imaging sales team working alongside fellow National Business Managers Eric Guilly on the retail side and Luke McDonald on the distribution side. The role reports to of Troy Cabot, Assistant General Manager – Sales, Canon Consumer Imaging.
“I am thrilled to welcome Andrew back to the Canon family and I look forward to the contributions that he will make to our business through his leadership and ability to create strong customer partnerships for mutual success,” said Troy Cabot. “As a market leader, Canon strives to be an employer of choice and Andrew’s choice to return to Canon reminds us that we are achieving great things both as a business and as a place to work.”
2012 is a milestone year for Canon, which celebrates its 75th anniversary as an imaging company as well as the 25th anniversary of the EOS SLR camera brand. Accounting for more than one in every three camera dollars spent in Australia*, Canon has continued its momentum by launching a series of category-defining products so far this year, including the Cinema EOS System, EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera, DreamLabo 5000 production inkjet printer, PowerShot G1 X large-sensor compact camera and the all-new EOS M compact system camera.
“With the pace of innovation and the passion for photography in Australia, it’s never been a more exciting time to be in the imaging industry,” added Cabot. “We’re pleased to be attracting the best and brightest people in the industry to work with for a satisfying career and a lot fun along the way.”
* No.1 Total Camera Market Share by Value at 34.6% (vs. 30.0% 2011). Source: GfK Retail Tracking, Digital Cameras, Jan to Jun 2012 vs. Jan to Jun 2011 (excludes online channels)
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* Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office
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