To recognize his contribution to the community, the Long Island Business News named Kazuto “Kevin” Ogawa, President and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to its 60 Most Influential Long Islanders of 2023 list.
The prestigious list encompasses honorees from a variety of industries who each were deemed to have impacted the Long Island community in a profound way. Drawing from the sectors including business, education, medicine, transportation, media, real estate and government, Mr. Ogawa was among a select group cited by LIBN for their ability to lead during challenging circumstances while demonstrating character, creativity and compassion to inspire others.
“I thank the Long Island Business News for including me in this prestigious list,’’ Mr. Ogawa said. “I also would like to express my appreciation for the hard work of our employees at Canon U.S.A. who strive to make a positive impact on our community. One of the integral parts of the Mission Statement I established for our company is that we should be focused on building an excellent company that is admired by local communities. This honor is a reflection of our dedication to that mission.’’
Mr. Ogawa has been a mainstay at Canon for more than 40 years, first starting his career with parent company Canon Inc. in 1981. He has held various positions with Canon Hong Kong and Canon China and served as president and CEO at one time of both Canon Singapore and Canon Canada. Additionally, he was elected a managing executive officer of Canon Inc. in 2016.
He became President and Chief Operating Officer of Canon U.S.A. in 2018 and assumed his current position at Canon U.S.A. in April 2020. He was promoted to Senior Managing Executive Officer of Canon Inc. in April 2021.