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New FESPA board member; Global CEO Canon Production Printing appointed.




FESPA (Dorking, England) recently announced that Nicole Spencer has been appointed to the FESPA Board. The decision was endorsed by representatives of FESPA’s National Associations at the recent FESPA General Assembly in Madrid, according to a statement from the association.

Nicole Spencer

“Having served on the FESPA UK board for almost five years, I’m delighted to be voted onto the FESPA board,” Spencer is quoted in the statement. “As a FESPA UK member for many years, I found the Association’s business support and guidance invaluable, and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with FESPA’s member associations.”

“One of my focus areas will be promoting the print industry and attracting young talent, where I hope my previous career experience in recruitment will be advantageous,” Spencer continued. “I also want to apply my knowledge of signage to develop FESPA’s offering in this market and encourage sign companies to join their national FESPA associations.”

Canon Europe and Canon Production Printing Announce Senior Executive Changes

Canon Europe (London and Venlo, Netherlands) also has announced that Taz Nakamasu, executive vice president digital printing & solutions (DP&S) for Canon EMEA, has been appointed Global CEO Canon Production Printing (CPP).


Taz Nakamasu

He replaces Mick Asada who will be returning to Tokyo to take on a new assignment at the end of the year — per a release from Canon Europe.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to lead Canon Production Printing at such a critical time,” Nakamasu is quoted in the release. “For the past four years, under Mick’s leadership, CPP has expanded its portfolio and has focused on new growth areas like Graphic Arts. I look forward to working with the team and continuing the business evolution.”

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