Canon South Africa appoints David Preston as new MD

It's managing challenges like Covid-19 that has kept David Preston at Canon South Africa.

Canon South Africa has announced the appointment of David Preston as its new MD. 

According to a statement, David has risen through the ranks of Canon over the years, from his first position as a direct salesman in 1988 to sales manager. 

About his appointment, David said: 

“I have been fortunate to work with some great sales and marketing colleagues over the years and working for a premier brand like Canon has brought me into contact with world-class leaders. I also love the passion and commitment of our channel partners and retailers.”

In light of the country’s current economic woes, David added that he is well aware of the challenge he and his fellow executives face in terms of driving sales growth, developing new markets and applications for Canon’s technology. 

His plans for the Canon brand in South Africa includes a long-term strategy to examine the internal processes and client service delivery of the company. 

“Building this capacity will ensure we have a good position in these markets to sell Canon products. In our domestic markets we need to retain our strong market-leading position and strengthen our own organisation to ensure we develop homegrown talent to manage the future potential for Canon,” he adds.