Hamamatsu, Japan, April 10, 2014 – Roland DG Corporation has announced the election of Eli Keersmaekers as executive officer, reporting to the Board of Directors.
Keersmaekers will continue to serve as president of the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), reporting to Group HQ, as well as CEO of Roland DG Benelux N.V. In his new role, Keersmaekers will be responsible for sales of all Roland DG products throughout the EMEA region.
The announcement comes as Roland DG continues to execute its GlobalOne plan designed to strengthen the corporation’s leadership positions in the markets it serves around the world. Headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, the company’s extensive product line provides creative professionals with advanced digital technologies, including wide-format inkjet printers, vinyl cutters, engravers, 3D rapid prototyping equipment, dental mills and impact printers.
Bob Curtis, senior executive director of Roland DG, said, “I have had the pleasure of working with Eli for several years now. I am excited to have him join our GlobalOne team as an executive officer reporting to the Board of Directors as we continue to build on the successful integration of Roland DG worldwide.”
“These are exciting times at Roland, and I am honored to serve as an executive officer,” Keersmaekers said. “I look forward to working with a talented group of international sales and marketing professionals and the challenge of continuing to grow Roland DG sales.”
Keersmaekers joined DG Benelux N.V. in 2002 as CFO. In 2006, he was named CEO and joined the Roland DG Senior Executive Committee. In 2013, he was appointed president of the EMEA region. He previously served as chairman of the European Executive Committee and, more recently, as chairman of the International Marketing Committee.
Roland DG Corporation
Roland DG Corporation is a leading worldwide manufacturer of inkjet devices, milling and engraving machines, vinyl cutters, 3D scanners, jewelry wax model makers and photo impact printers. Roland pioneered the development of Print&Cut technology and today is the number one brand of inkjet devices with more than 140,000* sold worldwide. More recently, the company entered the healthcare market with milling machines designed specifically for creating high-quality dental prosthetics, including copings, crowns, full bridges and abutments. Roland DG has also brought to market a new concept in 3D milling, the iModela mini 3D mill, which targets individuals in the growing hobby and craft markets. The company uses its proprietary production technology to manufacture products that are distributed worldwide. Roland products help businesses transform imagination into reality by adding value to creative processes.
* The total number of inkjet devices shipped from the Company as of March 31, 2014.