RIP: Chuck Westfall, former head of USA-Canon Marketing
Via Henry Posner (B&H Photo Video),
"This is Chuck’s sister, Nancy Winings. This gentle man passed away today. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother, and friend.
Services for Chuck:
Sunday, March 18th 2:00 pm
Garden City Community Church
245 Stewart Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
Chuck fought his kidney cancer for over 7 years. He will be missed.
RIP Chuck Westfall"
He will truly be missed.
From his LinkedIn page:
"After earning a degree in Professional Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and accumulating some valuable on-the-job experience during a 10-year stint in commercial photography and photo retail, Chuck Westfall began his corporate career with Canon U.S.A. in 1982 as a Technical Representative. He has steadily advanced through the ranks to achieve his present position as Product Planning Advisor for the company's Imaging Technology & Communications Group, working out of Canon U.S.A.'s headquarters office in Melville, NY. Among his many assignments, Chuck Westfall is currently Canon USA’s main media spokesman for professional imaging products. He also provides a unique insider’s perspective to financial analysts who follow the company’s ITCG sales and marketing activities.
Chuck’s involvement with digital cameras began in 1994, when he assisted Canon and Kodak engineers in developing the EOS-DCS series of professional SLRs. Since then, his responsibilities have expanded to include participation in the development and launching of many other Consumer Imaging Group products including Canon's professional and consumer-oriented digital cameras. Most recently, he has been researching future professional and consumer imaging products in Canon USA’s Image Communication Products Business Planning Division.
On the personal side, Chuck enjoys sightseeing, photography, reading, music, and family life with his wife Ying and their beautiful daughter Anna."