LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 12, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel of Canon U.S.A., Inc., executive officer of Canon Inc., Japan, and president of Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc., has been named to the "50 Most Influential Long Islanders of 2012." This marks the second year in a row Mr. Liebman has ranked among the top 50, moving up three spots to number six for 2012.
During a reception held on June 11, Mr. Liebman was also awarded with the 2012 Long Island MacArthur Airport "Take Flight" Award, given to the person who best represents the future of business on Long Island and for dedication and commitment to helping the Long Island economy "Take Flight."
Now in its 10th year, the Long Island Press "Power List" is a compilation of Long Island's most influential figures throughout various fields including business, politics, education, healthcare and not-for-profit. Members of the list are selected from hundreds of potential candidates and are chosen based on their contributions to Long Island and their impact on the Island over the past year.
"It is a true honor to be named among some of Long Island's most well known, respected and successful community and business leaders," said Seymour Liebman. "This achievement would not be possible without the support I receive from all of the talented Canon employees who have helped make this company what it is today. We are very excited about the completion of our new Americas headquarters in Melville at the end of the year and we look forward to remaining a part of the Long Island community for years to come."
Mr. Liebman joined the Canon U.S.A. Accounting Division in 1974 as a Manager and was promoted to Vice President in 1987. Two years later in 1989, he established the in-house legal department at Canon U.S.A., where he currently oversees more than 20 attorneys. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager for Administration and Regional Operations as well as being named General Counsel in 1996. In 2008 he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, titles he currently holds, overseeing all legal affairs and corporate administration functions for Canon Americas.
Mr. Liebman received a great honor and achievement in 2009 when he became the first non-Japanese member to be appointed as an Executive Officer of Canon Inc. by the Company's shareholders and Board of Directors. Last year the Company launched Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. and appointed Mr. Liebman its President.
Mr. Liebman currently serves as a board member for various local councils and associations including the Touro Law Center where he serves on the Board of Governors, the Long Island Association Board of Directors, the Information Technology Industry Council, the Council of Overseers for the Tilles Center and the Board of Directors of Zygo Corporation.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels 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.
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