A Look Inside Canon
The sea of blue caps seemed to stretch to the horizon. Beneath each one of them, a Chinese worker quietly, meticulously popped a paper roller or other part into place—parts that, when fully assembled, would form a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE printer.
That was the scene that greeted IPG and a small group of U.S. editors and analysts last month when they toured Canon's largest MFD manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, more than an hour west of Shanghai. It was the second stop on an exclusive tour of Canon's operations in the Far East, which included a visit to Canon Inc.'s Tokyo headquarters. There, they met with several Canon executives, including Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai, to learn more about Canon's global strategy.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.