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 U.S. 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 organizational skill can further enhance our strength in the U.S. 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 their US presence and I’m excited to be a part of that. My immediate goals are to build the US team and to further develop and cultivate long-term partner relationships, increasing our presence in both live and installed sound.”
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About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.