The Roland Corporation, parent company of Rodgers Instruments, has announced the appointment of Jun-ichi Miki as the firm’s new president, effective April 1, 2013.
Mr. Miki joined Roland in 1977, beginning his career in the production department of the tape echo and rhythm machine facility in Osaka. During his tenure as a Roland engineer, he was deeply involved in developing products such as the HP-2700 and FP-8 digital pianos, JV and XP series synthesisers, SRX series expansion boards, C-30 digital harpsichord and most recently, the VR-09 V-Combo.
In 1994, Mr. Miki joined Roland’s board of directors and since then has led many technical and product-development teams including those responsible for overseas production facilities. Mr. Miki was instrumental in the development of the core technology that powers the Rodgers Infinity and 500 Series organ models.
“The Roland group of international sales and manufacturing companies is firmly tied to a fundamental philosophy. The entire Roland family strives to listen to the voices from the market and to inspire the enjoyment of creativity through the development of exciting new products and applications. Our goal is to be evermore valuable and inspiring to customers, the industry and society while staying true to Roland’s fundamental slogan, ‘We design the future,’” commented Mr. Miki.
Church Keyboard Center congratulates Mr. Miki on his appointment to the leadership of the Roland Corporation.