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Ryuichi Matoba (49) has been appointed new Senior Vice President (SVP) of FUJIFILM Europe’s Photo Imaging division. The division acts as Strategic Headquarter for the area of Europe, Middle East and Africa and supports all group companies in the region in close cooperation with the respective local management. In the Photo Imaging field, Fujifilm is in a leading position as a total solution provider, delivering high quality color papers and printing devices such as Frontier minilabs, photo order terminals, kiosk printing systems, and large format printing, as well as photobooks printed on professional color paper.
Matoba replaces Adrian Clarke, who continues in his position of Managing Director of FUJIFILM Electronic Imaging Europe GmbH in Kleve and will keep his position as SVP Electronic Imaging for FUJIFILM Europe.
In his previous position Matoba was President of FUJIFILM Canada Inc., based in Toronto. Before that he was in managerial positions of the Photo Imaging Division of FUJIFILM North Amercia Corporation, USA, and of FUJIFILM Corporation in Japan.
“We have a wealth of technologies in Photo Imaging and decades of experience” says Matoba. “There is still much room to use this great potential and exploit it throughout the EMEA region. The incredible number of smartphone photos is just one example of many others.”