July 14, 2020 I Management
Roland Announces Changes to Executive Management
Roland announced changes to its U.S. and global executive management teams on July 14, effective immediately. Jay Wanamaker, formerly president and CEO, Roland Americas, now assumes the responsibility of executive vice president of global sales, Roland Corporation. Tony Price, formerly chief sales officer, Roland Corporation U.S., is the new president and CEO of Roland Corporation U.S.
According to the company, Wanamaker’s new role focuses on implementing strategies to continue sales growth for Roland while increasing sales productivity across all regions globally. Price’s new responsibilities concentrate on developing sales and marketing strategies to deliver accelerated market share growth and increased profitability in the U.S.
Wanamaker commented on the change. “As Roland continues to inspire the joy of making music around the world, I am thrilled to be leading the global sales team in optimizing existing core sales areas and in expanding into new regions of opportunity globally,” Wanamaker said. “Roland is a consistent leader in the electronic musical products business, and in my new role, I will be able to bring Roland’s spirit of cooperative enthusiasm across regions all around the world as we lead the industry in service and strategic sales processes.”
Tony Price said he is “honored” by the appointment. “As a leader in musical instrument innovation since 1972, Roland has been designing the future of music for nearly 50 years now,” he said. “I am extremely proud to lead such an amazing team of people while we work with the best retail partners in the U.S. to deliver the magic of Roland, Boss, and V-Moda products to consumers in America. Exciting times are ahead as Roland continues to help shape the way we create music.”