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MD Anthony Taylor departs Martin Audio

LOUD’s Mark Graham filling in, as managing director leaves for “new path” in career

Martin Audio has confirmed that its managing director, Anthony Taylor, has left the company, effective as of 12 March 2014, the first day of Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt.

Taylor has been with Martin Audio for 19 years, during which time he progressed from a finance role to managing director (MD) and oversaw dramatic growth and brand development. Martin Audio says Taylor, who took charge in 2008, has “decided the time is right to pursue a new path to his career” and thanked him for his significant contribution to the company’s success.

Mark Graham, CEO of Martin’s parent company LOUD Technologies, will act as interim managing director until a replacement can be found. Day-to-day running of the business remains in the hands of Simon Bull (sales director), Jason Baird (R&D director), James King (marketing director) and Rob Hofkamp (director of US operations).

“Anthony has taken the business to new heights, and it’s now incumbent upon the management team to grow this further,” comments Simon Bull. “This will also provide us with the opportunity to further introduce new efficient practices and expertise that can create a stable company for many years to come, and to effectively serve its growing worldwide customers.”

Martin Audio recently opened new facilities for its MLA brand, including production and assembly areas, quality control and testing, and additional warehousing, by moving into the space recently vacated by High Wycombe neighbour Sennheiser UK. Designed to cater for MLA, MLA Compact and the new MLA Mini systems, the company says the facility “will provide a space worthy of this premier system series” and “further improve [its] overall service to its customers.”

The loudspeaker brand officially launched its DD12 (Differential Dispersion) technology at PL+S last week.