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Roland announces new European CEO, Sales Director and CFO

Laura  Barnes
Roland announces new European CEO, Sales Director and CFO

Roland Europe Group has announced several senior appointments, as part of wider global changes within Roland Corporation.

Tim Walter (pictured), previously REG Sales and Operations Director, has been named as the group’s new CEO responsible for sales, marketing and operations within Europe, as well as Russia and South Africa.

He replaced Gordon Raison, who joined REG as its founding CEO in 2013. Raison now joins Roland Corporation as Senior Executive Officer, in charge of sales and operations across Europe and the Pan-Pacific region.

Continuing to report to Jun-ichi Miki, Roland Corporation’s CEO, Gordon’s expanded remit now also includes North America, Canada and Australia, in addition to Europe.
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Prior to joining REG in 2014, Walter worked at Roland UK for 19 years, the last five of which were as Managing Director. He will continue to report to Rasion as part of a newly aligned strategy for global sales and operations.

Replacing Walter in the role of Sales Director is Danny Jones, who has a wealth of experience working in the MI and Pro Audio industry.

He has spent time working across the retail and distribution sectors, and directly for manufacturers, in both sales and marketing positions. He joins Roland from Harman Professional Solutions where he was working in retail business development and channel management throughout the EMEA region.

Prior to this, Jones was at Fender Europe for over 10 years, most recently as European Sales Director.

Further strengthening the European management team is new CFO Andrew Sheldon, who joins Roland with significant experience across several multi-national businesses including the video game sector.

Sheldon’s experience extends well beyond finance, having previously worked in roles involving HR, Supply Chain and IT.

All appointments are with immediate effect.

Tags: Roland , Appointments , Roland Europe Group

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