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FOR: Roland DGA Corporation
JULY 16, 2014
Roland DG Announces Changes to Board of Directors
HAMAMATSU, JAPAN --(Marketwired - July 16, 2014) - Roland DG Corporation has
announced several changes and additions to its board of directors. The moves
were announced at the company's recent annual shareholders' meeting
following a successful year in which sales of the company's wide-format
inkjet printers, vinyl cutters, engravers, 3D rapid prototyping equipment,
dental mills and impact printers increased by 34.8 percent over the previous
Among the announced appointments, Robert Curtis, previously senior executive
director of Roland DG, was promoted to vice chairman, director. In his new
position, Curtis is responsible for global market development as well as global
talent development. Curtis joined Roland Corporation U.S. in 1987 and, in 1990,
became vice president and director of Roland DGA Corporation, a newly formed
subsidiary responsible for distribution, sales and marketing of DG products in
the Americas. He became chairman of Roland DGA in 2008, and was also appointed
director of Roland DG that same year.
David Goward was promoted to director from executive officer. He is responsible
for Roland DG global sales, marketing and service. Goward joined Roland DGA in
1994 where he remains a director and CEO.
Hidenori Fujioka was named director, responsible for R&D. Fujioka joined
Roland DG in 2014 as an advisor to the company after serving as deputy general
manager for the international sales division of Riso Kagaku Corporation and
general manager of that company's American sales department.
Akira Hiruma was named an outside director. He is currently representative
director and president of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
Masayasu Suzuki was appointed audit and supervisory board member from executive
officer. Suzuki joined Roland DG in 2009 as executive officer and general
manager of finance and accounting.
According to Masahiro Tomioka, Roland DG chairman and president, the changes
and appointments reflect the company's continued focus on its GlobalOne
plan. "Since 2012, our GlobalOne corporate structural reform initiative
has sought to hire and promote the best people from around the world. The
result is lower costs and faster product development that is better tuned to
the more than 200 countries and regions we now serve. These appointments will
help us continue to grow and strengthen our worldwide leadership market
positions," Tomioka said.
About Roland DGA Corp.
Roland DGA Corp. serves North and South America as the marketing, sales and
distribution arm for Roland DG Corp. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo
Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in the
sign, graphic arts, vehicle graphics, engraving, ADA signage, direct part
marking, rapid prototyping, 3D modeling and dental CAD/CAM industries. Roland
DG is affiliated with Roland Corp., renowned in the music industry for
developing MIDI technology and for producing digital music equipment including
drums, keyboard synthesizers, recording equipment and other related
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