President and CEO
In addition to his post at Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.(CLS) Toru Nishizawa is the Executive Vice President of Canon Virginia Inc. Prior to joining CLS he was the Group Executive of Office Imaging Products Business Support Group, where he led service strategies for office imaging products and was integral to the Oce` integration. Mr. Nishizawa joined Canon in 1980 in the Office Imaging Products Group and was quickly assigned to Canon Giessen GmbH. He spent nearly 10 years in Germany then returned to Japan for the product planning and launch of the Digital Color Copier. In 2004, Nishizawa accepted the role of president of Canon Giessen GmbH and returned to Germany. Nishizawa graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology with a major in management engineering in 1980.
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Ivor Knight, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Ivor Knight established the Research & Development division of Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc. He has over two decades experience in molecular genetic research and the development of DNA-based diagnostic systems. He received a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Science from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Maryland at College Park.