Canon UK & Ireland appoints new Marketing Director to head up business solutions division

REIGATE, July 31, 2008 – Canon UK & Ireland, a leader in digital imaging technology, today announced the appointment of Clare Want as its new CBS (Canon Business Solutions) Marketing Director.

  • Former Global Marketing Director, Johnson & Johnson in the UK and Marketing Director, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in the US
  • Clare Want brings over 20 years consumer marketing experience to evolving B2B role
  • Heading up marketing team of 50 and responsible for leading Canon’s UK market strategy

Want joins Canon UK & Ireland following 20 years of consumer marketing experience, predominantly in over-the-counter consumer healthcare brands. Until recently, Want was Global Marketing Director at Johnson & Johnson and previously held the position at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare before it was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2006. In her career, Want has also held various roles including Director, Central and Eastern Europe at Pfizer, Commercial Director and Business Development Manager at Warner Lambert as well as Group Marketing Manager for Penguin biscuits at McVITIE’s.

At Canon UK & Ireland, Want will be responsible for delivering CBS marketing campaigns for direct and indirect routes to market. She will head up a team of approximately 50 marketing professionals and will be reporting directly to the UK & Ireland Managing Director, Andy Vickers. Want’s key focus will be on helping to develop customer propositions for Canon’s market leading business solutions to ensure the company’s continued success in key business and public sector markets.

"Clare is a great addition to our team and the ideal candidate to head up our business solutions marketing at Canon UK," commented Andy Vickers, Managing Director Canon UK & Ireland. "Clare’s extensive experience in consumer marketing will bring new ideas and disciplines to the team as we look to the next phase of our growth. Clare has been responsible for many large scale product launches and her strategic approach to marketing along with her strong team management skills will help us hit our targets for the next year and beyond."

Commenting on her new appointment, Want said, "I am very much looking forward to this new position, which is quite different to my previous roles and will be challenging and rewarding in equal measures. Canon has an unrivalled reputation for innovation in imaging, in both the consumer and business markets, and I am impressed by the company’s ambitious plans for the future.

"Business-to-business marketing is rapidly evolving, and becoming increasingly ‘personal’ through improved access to customer insight and the development of new customer channels. Combining consumer marketing discipline and insight with our business-to-business experience will allow us to build a really powerful and effective marketing team here at Canon UK."

 

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