Big Picture - May 2017 - 10
Ikutaro Kakehashi has died of heart failure at age 87,
according to an announcement by ATV, which he founded in
2013. Kakehashi was the founder of a number of enterprises
in the electronic music industry, from Kakehashi Clock Shop
in 1947 at the age of 16 to Roland in 1972.
Roland DG was established as a subsidiary in 1981 to
manufacture "computerized music peripherals," according
to the company's website. It introduced its fi rst pen plotter,
the DXY-100, a year later; the PNC-1000 cutting plotter
followed in 1988.
3M has announced its Diversity Scholarship program, devised to
advocate "for the employment of minority groups by installation
companies and the implementation of programs that support
hiring diverse talent, including veterans," according to a release.
The company has selected three shops to receive the 2017
scholarship; each shop will designate an employee who will
receive installation tools and training through 3M's Advanced
Installation course. The winners - Devil Dog Installations
(Seattle), Performance Signs (Ruckersville, Virginia), and
Sticky Business (Atlanta) - were chosen based on the companies'
applications, policies, and philosophies.