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Canon U.S.A.'s Ellen Pitchford Honored as a 2016 SmartCEO Brava Award Recipient

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Pitchford Among 40 of Long Island's Top Women in Business to be Recognized for Company Growth, Mentorship and Community Impact.

MELVILLE, N.Y., – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to congratulate Ellen Pitchford, vice president and general manager, digital marketing services division, Canon U.S.A., Inc., on the honor of being named as a recipient of the 2016 SmartCEO Brava Award, which aims to recognize top female business leaders in the Long Island region. In her role at Canon, Ellen Pitchford is responsible for corporate internet strategies, including company websites, e-commerce, social media platforms, and mobile applications. Ms. Pitchford is among forty other women in business who were chosen for this honor based on their contributions to company growth, promoting mentorship and creating a positive impact on the surrounding community by an independent committee consisting of business leaders.

"With her tremendous leadership and record of accomplishments, Ellen Pitchford is the definition of a valued member of the Canon team," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president & chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Ellen's leadership is shown day-in and day-out as she helps grow our digital footprint, whether it's by working to drive online sales or expanding our presence on social media. Ellen Pitchford is a true leader who is completely deserving of this honor and we congratulate her on her success."

In 1994, Ellen Pitchford joined Canon as a purchasing manager for Canon Computer Systems, Inc. in California and was promoted to director of procurement in 1997. In 2005, she transferred to Canon U.S.A. in New York to become director of internet marketing, managing this division for ten years. Following the creation of the digital marketing services division in 2015, Ms. Pitchford assumed her current title of vice president and general manager for this department. Since its inception, the division has grown from four employees to more than forty under Ellen's leadership; highlighting the significance of their team's work.

Ms. Pitchford, a graduate of University of Redlands, is also an enthusiastic member of the Long Island Women's Collaborative, where she helps promote the advancement of professional women in our area and to support economic growth and development on Long Island.


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