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Canon UK & Ireland appoints new Country Director to head up Consumer Imaging division


REIGATE (Canon PR), February 2009 – Canon UK and Ireland, world-leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the appointment of Lee Bonniface to the position of Canon Consumer Imaging (CCI) Country Director for the UK & Ireland.

Lee joined Canon UK & Ireland in 2006 as Special Retail Channel Director, heading up key retail accounts such as Jessops, Dixons and Comet. Prior to joining Canon, he built up over 10 years’ channel, sales and category management experience in the telecommunications and consumer goods sectors at companies including Orange and Mars.

In his new position, Lee will look to maintain Canon’s market leading position in the Digital Still Compact (DSC) and Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera markets (Source: Gfk – latest figures for December show Canon has a 47.9% share in the DSLR market and a 14.6% share in the DSC market for the full year in 2008 (both by value) as well as driving growth in other key CCI sectors including home printing and video. He will also be working closely with channel customers to continue the strong relationships Canon enjoys with all its sales channels.

Lee will report directly into Rainer Fuehres, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging at Canon Europe. He replaces Alessandro Stanzani, former Head of Consumer Imaging in the UK and Ireland, who has now been appointed Deputy Head of Consumer Imaging at Canon Europe.

Rainer Fuehres, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging at Canon Europe, commented: “Lee has been an invaluable member of the UK & Ireland CCI team over the past few years and he was the natural choice to take on the role of Canon UK & Ireland Country Director. His relationship with key partners is essential in helping Canon UK & Ireland to maintain and grow market share while ensuring we always listen to our customers.” 


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