Executive Custom Programs has worked with clients around the globe to provide leaders with the knowledge and skills to boost their impact and benefit their organization in a specific and tangible way.

Roland DG


Client Profile
Roland DG Corporation, based in Japan and established 30 years ago, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of milling and engraving machines, as well as 3D scanners, modeling, engraving, metal printing and cutting machines, and photo impact printers, inkjet devices and vinyl cutters. Roland DG President Masahiro Tomioka said, “The demand for these products is growing at a tremendous rate and Roland DG is emerging as a powerful contender in their respective markets worldwide.”

Client Goals
Roland DG’s senior executives wish to enhance the company’s position as an innovative global leader, and were seeking the latest understanding of the global environment, strategy, marketing, innovation, the social media revolution, and leading change.  

Georgetown’s Custom Program for Roland DG
In this uniquely individualized program, every 18 months, top Roland DG managers met with Georgetown professors at locations in Washington, D.C., and around the world to discuss the most pressing issues and priorities as selected by the company’s board of trustees.  Georgetown invited executive guest speakers from other companies that have successfully addressed similar strategic issues and priorities.   Faculty from both Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service provided timely knowledge and information.

As Roland DG pursues additional market opportunities and growth, the senior management sessions with Georgetown faculty have provided keen insight into global market, technology, trade, financial and political trends, as well as ongoing events, that help shape the company’s strategies and tactics.  Georgetown served as an indispensable resource in providing current, insightful and objective views, information and analysis, combining both historical perspective and long-range thinking.