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10 • February 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Get the latest industry news from Tony Kindelspire five days a week by signing up for our eNewsletter at sdgmag. com. Look for the red "Get the eNewsletter" button on the home page. Have industry news to submit? Contact Tony at tkindelspire@ nbm.com. Monthly News Roundup B Y T O N Y K I N D E L S P I R E F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 Roland DGA Names Oransky CEO Irvine, California-based Roland DGA, a global manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D printing devices, announces that Andrew Oransky has been named the company's new chief executive officer. Oransky has served as the company's president since 2016. In this new role, he'll assume overall responsibility for company strategy and performance and will report directly to the board of directors at parent company Roland DG. The company notes that Oransky assumes the CEO title during an exciting time: During the past year, the company's DGSHAPE 3D division launched several advanced technology milling machines for dental labs, plus a laser decorator for retail settings. In addition, the company's inkjet printing division recently won several notable awards, including top honors from Buyers Lab for its TrueVIS VG printer/cutters and two SGIA Product of the Year Awards for its VersaUV LEC-540 wide format printer/ cutter and ECO-UV inks. The company was also named a "Top Workplace" for the eighth straight year by the Orange County Register. "All of us at Roland have great confidence in Andrew's excellent leadership qualities as well as his extensive knowledge across the multiple industries we serve," says David Goward, previously CEO of Roland DGA and currently executive vice president, director at Roland DG. "Under his capable guidance and with the cooperation of the rest of the leadership team, we expect continued growth and success in the years to come." Giving Back: OKI Spearheads Fundraiser to Benefit Kids' Nonprofit Irving, Texas-based OKI Data Americas, a manufacturer of wide-format printers used in the wraps indus- try, spent most of 2018 organizing a fundraising campaign for Victory Junction, a nonprofit camp in the North Carolina mountains that serves children with serious—and sometimes terminal—illnesses and their families. Victory Junction opened in 2004 and was the dream of Adam Petty, a fourth-genera- tion race car driver from that storied racing family who died tragically during a race at age 19. When he wasn't racing, Adam was known to spend a lot of time visiting those dealing with illnesses, especially children. OKI Data Americas purchased a muscle car and had it customized inside, outside and under the hood to raise money for Victory Junction. The car made its pub- lic debut at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas and will be auctioned off by Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida, on Jan. 12. OKI will donate the proceeds to Victory Junction, a benefactor of SEMA Cares, the philanthropic arm of SEMA that is dedi- cated to enriching the lives of, and providing opportunities for, children with critical (and terminal) illnesses. According to Holly Fergus, senior man- ager of corporate marketing for OKI Data Americas, pulling the whole project together took about nine months in all. And although it was OKI's idea, the company had a lot of help, she says.

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