Roland DG Announces Changes to Board of Directors
HAMAMATSU, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/14 -- 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 year.
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,"
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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