Roland Veteran Departs

After a career spanning 30 years, Mark Van der Sluis is departing Roland. MD, Nick Middleton’s announcement to dealers this week follows. The AMA’s Rob Walker said that along with the executive committee we send our best wishes. Sluis has been at AMA events since I can remember he added. Always with a great attitude on board. He will be missed no doubt.

It is with regret and sadness to announce that Mark van der Sluis has tendered his resignation, effective Friday 12th July.

‘Sluis’, as he is affectionately known, has been with Roland for close to 30 years, and spent the last 17 years at Roland Australia. During this time he has made a significant contribution to Roland digital piano sales and has had regular input into the global piano R&D team. He has made hundreds of dealer calls, done countless training sessions, produced dozens of videos and navigated numerous events, including product launches. Most importantly, thanks to his charismatic personality, he has made many, many friends along the way. He will be sorely missed by everyone at both Roland Australia and Roland internationally, and we are sure you will have the same sentiment.

Whilst it will be extremely difficult to replace Sluis, we will start the recruitment process for a new Piano Product Manager soon. In the meantime, please use the following contacts for all piano enquiries;

Product and Training:
Mark Watson
0410 635 881

Sales and Orders:
02 9982 8266

Dave Whitehead
02 9982 8266