Andrew Oransky, Director of Marketing and Product Management
In his new role, Oransky will continue to direct product management and take on the new responsibility of overseeing the company’s marketing, communications and strategic planning. Having joined Roland in 2008, Oransky most recently served as director of product management. His background includes nearly 15 years of experience in product management and sales for digital printer and supplies companies.
“Andrew has played an integral role in growing Roland’s product management team, and we look to him to bring this strategic vision and proven leadership to his new position overseeing both the product management and marketing teams,” said Rick Scrimger, vice president and general manager for Roland DGA. “In addition to Andrew, I also have the pleasure of announcing the promotion of Hiroshi Ono and Steven Tu and the additions of Dave Hawkes, Eric Zimmerman, Brian Brooks and Patti Juric. Together these recent promotions and new appointments further position Roland for future growth and continued success.”
Hiroshi Ono, Group Product Manager, UV, 3D and Engraving Products
Hiroshi Ono has been promoted to group product manager for specialized products where he will assist with driving Roland’s vertical market solutions, including packaging, engraving, dental and product personalization. Having joined Roland in July 2003, Ono most recently served as a senior product manager with an emphasis on RIP software and UV printers. Ono previously held several product management positions for some of the world’s leading technology companies.
David Hawkes, Group Product Manager, Sign and Textile Printing
David Hawkes has joined Roland as the group product manager for sign and textile printing. In his new role, he is responsible for inkjet printers, cutters, supplies and accessories, as well as the Roland DGA online store. He brings more than 20 years of international product management experience in the inkjet printing industry to his new role, with the last six years spent working in New Zealand.
Steven Tu, Color Workflow Specialist
Steven Tu has been appointed color workflow specialist for UV and metallic ink printers. In this role, he is responsible for the development of workflows to process complex files that take of advantage of Roland’s special technologies in metallic and UV printing. Tu previously served as a profile specialist, in addition to supporting the company’s digital printing, with more than 14 years of experience, including the last eight with Roland.
Eric Zimmerman, Product Manager, Color Products
Eric Zimmerman has joined Roland as product manager for color products, including Roland’s line of inkjet printers and printer/cutters. With more than 15 years of industry experience, his background in the sign market makes him an excellent addition to the product team. Prior to joining Roland, Zimmerman worked with United Franchise Group, helping customers establish their own SIGNARAMA franchises. He also owned and successfully operated his own sign business, SSB Sign Design, for eight years.
Brian Brooks, Product Manager, 3D Milling & Scanning
Brian Brooks recently joined Roland as the product manager for 3D milling and scanning products, and is responsible for the company’s DWX dental mills, LPX 3D scanners, MDX benchtop mills, and JWX jewelry milling machine. A true 3D enthusiast, Brooks previously worked for Purple Platypus, a Roland 3D authorized reseller, where he was a sales and technical support specialist for Roland milling devices, as well as additive rapid prototyping technology.
Patti Juric, Copywriter/PR Supervisor
Patti Juric has joined Roland as copywriter/PR supervisor. In her new role, she oversees the company’s copywriting and public relations functions, including social media, Web content development, e-newsletters and email blasts. Having worked in marketing communications for 14 years, she brings a wealth of consumer and high-tech business-to-business experience to Roland’s creative team. Prior to joining Roland, Juric worked for HID Global, where she was responsible for the company’s copywriting and global media relations efforts.