MARTIN AUDIO APPOINTS LEE STEIN VP, NORTH AMERICA
Martin Audio is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Stein as Vice President, North America.
With over 18 years of industry management, sales and marketing experience, including roles with Avid Technology and Sennheiser, Stein brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to drive forward Martin Audio in the U.S., particularly in the field of Live Sound.
Martin Audio has enjoyed increased North American success in recent years with the rise of MLA. While rental partners have toured successfully with leading artists such as Steely Dan and The Killers, and solved acoustic challenges at many festivals and corporate events, MLA Compact and MLA Mini have also made great strides within installed sound, especially in the House of Worship market.
On Stein's appointment, Managing Director, Luke Ireland said, 'The US market for Martin Audio has grown considerably in the last five years thanks to the support and dedication of Rob Hofkamp and his team, and Rob has obviously been instrumental in developing the brand in the U.S. for the last two decades. Bringing in another heavyweight in Lee, with his complementary industry knowledge and organisational skill, can only further enhance our strength in the US and build upon these foundations to serve and grow our customer base in the next five years.'
Rob Hofkamp, Director of U.S. Operations added, 'Our growth in both the touring and installation markets has been fantastic, and the entire team in North America is looking forward to working with Lee to push this growth to the highest levels.'
Commenting on his appointment, Stein remarked, 'I'm thrilled to be part of such a highly respected and successful loudspeaker manufacturer as Martin Audio. They have a high-performing, broad product portfolio with unique technology that solves everyday sound problems better than anyone else.
'Martin Audio has experienced great success globally and has a stated desire to increase its U.S. presence and I'm excited to be a part of that. My immediate goals are to build the U.S. team and to further develop and cultivate long-term partner relationships, increasing our presence in both live and installed sound."