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Trade Regrets: Mark Nelson

Christian Wissmuller • Trade Regrets • October 25, 2023

On October 24, Roland Corporation U.S. posted the following:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mark Nelson, our former Vice President of Product Management for Roland Americas. Mark was not only a pillar in the MI industry, with an impressive career spanning 35 years, but also an integral part of our Roland family for seven wonderful years.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Mark was an accomplished drummer and musician, leaving a lasting mark in the world of music with his contributions to 10 albums, movie soundtracks, appearances on American Bandstand, and more.

However, what truly made Mark special was his unwavering positivity, dedication, and willingness to always lend a hand. His leadership and the impact he made within Roland and the broader MI industry will be profoundly missed.

“Mark was not just a colleague, but a friend to many,” says Manuele Barbini, CEO of Roland Americas. “His passion for music, professionalism, and genuine kindness left an indelible mark on all who were fortunate enough to work alongside him.”

Outside of work, Mark was a passionate golfer and a loving family man, cherishing moments with his children and wife, Elise.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues. A memorial service will be announced soon, taking place in Palos Verdes.

Mark’s legacy will forever be etched in our hearts. Rest in Peace, dear friend. 🥁❤️

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