MARTIN AUDIO RECRUITS ANDY DAVIES
Martin Audio has announced a formidable support team to boost awareness of its expanding MLA (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array) family.
The experienced Andy Davies has joined the UK manufacturer from premier rental company Concert Sound Clair, to fill the newly created role of Application Support (Touring). This mirrors a similar position in the United States, where touring and rental company veteran Jim Jorgensen recently took up a similar position to support the growing network across the Atlantic.
Like Jorgensen, Andy Davies has widespread experience of Martin Audio systems and was aware of the long partnership that had existed between Martin Audio and Concert Sound when he started working with the Bedfordshire-based rental company around the turn of the millennium.
An alumnus of LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) Davies worked first as a freelance with Concert Sound before taking up a staff position as an account manager, becoming general manager soon after.
'I was with the company for 13 years in total but felt I needed a new challenge out in the field. I had followed Martin Audio's developments over the years and had become increasingly interested in what they were doing with MLA technology.'
At the same time he wanted to return to the sharp end of the business, and from his time with Concert Sound Clair was acutely aware of the level of support that rental companies require from a manufacturer. 'I'm very focused on, and excited by cellular technology and the challenge will be to ensure that potential customers have a wider appreciation of what the system does.'
Reporting to Martin Audio Director of Sales, Simon Bull, Davies says he is relishing the chance to work globally with Jim Jorgensen - and the application support team in Europe - to help establish and consolidate the international MLA network.