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Roland U.S. Announces Executive Management Changes

United States
Los Angeles, CA, September 28, 2012 — Roland Corporation U.S. is announcing changes to its executive management:

Chris Bristol – Chairman
Chris Bristol, currently President & CEO, will assume the responsibility of Chairman of Roland Corporation U.S. He will also continue in his role as a member of the Board of Directors. Chris has been with Roland U.S. since 1978. His first two years with Roland were spent in the field as a District Sales Manager in the Pacific Northwest, he then served the next 13 years as the Southern California DSM. The majority of Chris’ past 20 years was spent as the Vice President of Sales.

Kim Nunney – President & CEO
Kim Nunney, currently COO of Roland Corporation U.S., a member of the Board of Directors for Roland U.S., and President of Roland Systems Group U.S., will become the new President and CEO of Roland Corporation U.S. Kim has been with the Roland group for over 30 years and held several management positions, including President of Roland Canada.

“I am excited about the future of Roland Corporation U.S. with Kim Nunney at its helm. We’ve worked together for more than 25 years and have collaborated on many great projects. It has been an honor working with someone with such a deep understanding of our industry,” said Chris Bristol.

Effective October 1, 2012, Kim will assume primary responsibility for all day-to-day operations of both companies.

About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow.

About Roland Systems Group
Roland Systems Group U.S. (RSG) supplies the commercial and performance audio/video industries with application specific equipment from ROLAND professional audio and video product lines. These product lines address applications for houses of worship, studios, clubs/casinos, theaters/performing arts centers, production houses and rental and staging companies. Roland Systems Group U.S has offices in Los Angeles, CA and Bellingham, WA and is a member of the worldwide group of Roland companies.
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