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Roland DGA Corporation - 11/18/2008

Roland Expands Organization with New Hires and Promotions

Responding to the needs of the company’s growing customer base, Roland DGA Corporation has added senior 
level managers to its management, sales and service teams.  

"We continue to build the organization toward the goal of providing outstanding service and support to our 
valued customers," said Dave Goward, president and CEO for Roland DGA Corp.  "It is a pleasure to recognize 
individuals who demonstrate above and beyond commitment to the Roland organization and to welcome new 
team members as well.  We believe we are well positioned for success going forward."

Rick Scrimger, Vice President and General Manager
Rick Scrimger’s responsibilities have changed to include all inkjet devices, software, supplies, vinyl cutters, 
engravers, and 3D scanning and milling machines.  In this position, Scrimger is responsible for leading the 
company’s sales, marketing, and product management initiatives.   Scrimger’s background includes his 
previous role as vice president and general manager of Roland’s Color Products division as well as senior 
sales and marketing management experience with the Graphic Intelligence Agency/GretagMacbeth/Xrite.  
In addition, he has more than 10 years of sales and product management experience with Roland.  A frequent 
speaker and panelist at industry conferences nationwide, Scrimger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in 
Psychology from Pitzer College and an MBA from the UCI Graduate School of Management.   

David Nelson, General Counsel
David Nelson has been appointed general counsel for Roland.  As general counsel, Nelson is a member of 
Roland’s senior management team, provides strategic leadership and legal counsel for the company and 
oversees all aspects of the company’s legal affairs.  Prior to joining Roland, Nelson served as the principal 
attorney at the Nelson Law Firm which he founded in 2002.  Nelson’s law practice primarily consisted of 
representing businesses and individuals in the areas of corporate and business law, including the sale and 
acquisition of several companies, key strategic transactions, and occasional litigation.  Nelson holds a 
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Azusa Pacific University and a Juris Doctor from 
Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was also a member of the Law Review and the Moot Court 
team.  After graduating from law school, Nelson served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson 
of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  

Joe Dawson, Senior Director of Sales
Joe Dawson has been promoted to the position of senior director of sales, responsible for key sales functions 
across all Roland inkjet devices, vinyl cutters, engravers and all related supplies and accessories for North 
and South America.  Dawson brings to the position more than 20 years of senior-level sales experience and 
has served in both sales and business development roles for Roland since joining the company in 2005.  He 
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Arizona State University.

Fred Sciuto, National Sales Manager, Color Products
Fred Sciuto has joined Roland as national sales manager for color products, responsible for sales of inkjet 
products, supplies and accessories for the U.S. market.  Sciuto has more than 18 years of successful sales 
and sales management experience in digital printing, commercial printing and packaging with Eastman Kodak, 
Creo, and Agfa.  Most recently, he served as a district sales manager with Eastman Kodak Company in its 
Graphics Communications Group, focusing on the high speed digital printing market. 

Mark McClafferty, Eastern Regional Sales Manager
Mark McClafferty has joined Roland as the eastern regional sales manager based in the Philadelphia area.   
McClafferty has more than 10 years of digital printing experience in pre press, promotional product development 
and sales concentrated in the color and variable data markets.  Most recently McClafferty served as a 
business development manager for Staples, responsible for large format and digital printing sales for the 
eastern region.  McClafferty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. 

Michael Nichols, Service Manager
Michael Nichols has been promoted to the position of service manager for Roland.  Nichols brings to the 
position more than 20 years of managerial experience including eight years at Roland where he has served in 
operations management and network administration positions.  He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts 
degree from the University of Phoenix.

www.rolanddga.com


 
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