Michael Heuser recounted his early meetings with Mr. Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of Roland Corporation during his NAMM interview. The two men worked on product ideas as well as the goal of creating a branch of Roland in Switzerland. Michael headed the efforts as president of Roland Switzerland to great success. Michael was also very active in supporting and guiding our industry, contributing to several programs and initiatives including the Global Economic Summit. During his interview he also discussed his great pride in not only working with Mr. K but in being his friend.