Managing Director - luke.ireland[at]martin-audio.com
My role is to ensure Martin Audio reaches its significant potential by creating a vibrant, challenging and fun place to work, driving the team to enhance customer relationships and improving the sonic experience for audiences worldwide. My style is to engage with as many people as people and to empower the team to deliver.
It is early days, but before I started I was one in the crowd at Glastonbury in 2014. To hear MLA first hand and to see the entire audience jumping reaffirmed why I wanted to join Martin Audio. What has been confirmed since joining is that the experiences Martin Audio products deliver to audiences is the result of the dedication of a passionate team across the business.
Director of Sales - simon.bull[at]martin-audio.com
My role now is to facilitate current and nurture future sales for Martin Audio and I am lucky to have an excellent team – experienced, dedicated and fun – to help me make it happen. I’ve just realised that, at the time of writing, I have spent more than half of my thirty years in the industry at Martin Audio! I have been lucky enough to have experienced industry life from several different angles having been exposed to retail, distribution manufacturing, service and installation. I have to say though… home is here.
Being instrumental in developing the worldwide distribution network. We have some great partners and friends out there.
UK National Sales Manager - al.brown[at]martin-audio.com
With nearly twenty-five years of audio experience, my role is to look after the UK market by close liaison with dealers providing general advice, system specification and support, whilst maintaining Martin Audio‘s deserved ‘premium’ status.
Listening to a well-produced Dance track in the Box at the Ministry of Sound – a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
UK Account Manager - sarah.coleman[at]martin-audio.com
I will initially be office based and, once trained, be responsible for maintaining regular contact with our network of UK dealers, looking for opportunities and strengthening relationships in support of Al’s on the road activity.
Helping to organise a company party to celebrate the retirement of a long serving colleague was a special moment.
International Account Manager (EMEA) - andy.weingartner[at]martin-audio.com
I’ve enjoyed over 25 years in the Pro Audio industry, but feel like I’m truly at home here. My role is simply to understand the changing needs of our distributor partners and end users and ensure Martin Audio is front and centre in their thinking.
The first time I listened to a MLA rig I was blown away by the musicality, headroom and technology behind it. Its anything but “another loudspeaker!”
International Account Manager (EMEA) - roland.morcom[at]martin-audio.com
My role is to provide strategic account management to our distribution partners across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as we as identifying new opportunities to contribute to Martin Audio’s continued success.
I’ve only worked here a short time, but seeing the entire staff of the company plus many of the distributors come together to celebrate the retirement of a much loved colleague was a really good early moment.
Sales Administrator - nikki.mentos[at]martin-audio.com
I’m responsible for entering orders on system, logistics and invoicing, whilst also resolving queries and raising credit notes.
Winning my company ‘Barracuda’ award….my hard work getting noticed.
Sales Administrator - jaslin.soso-huggins[at]martin-audio.com
I’m responsible for entering orders on system, logistics and invoicing, whilst also resolving queries and supporting the sales team.
Managing to juggle the changing priorities and challenges of any given day.
Lead Product Support Engineer - andy.davies[at]martin-audio.com
With nearly twenty years’ industry experience (man and boy), I’m responsible for allocating Applications resource and ensuring consistent knowledge throughout the team, whilst supporting our customers and partners in the field. Training, or playing ‘teacher’, is relatively new to me but is now one of the best bits of my job.
Has to be 2013 Hyde Park Summer Concerts where we set a new standard of what was possible for audience sound levels, whilst respecting noise pollution levels for surrounding residents.
Product Support Engineer - nigel.meddemmen[at]martin-audio.com
I bring thirty years of industry experience to my role as product support engineer covering the entire product portfolio. Manual writing, product demonstrations, pretty exhibition drawings, fielding technical queries and scrabbling on floors is all in a day’s work.
Stunning reviews of the first year Longbow was used at Glastonbury.
Product Support Engineer - robin.dibble[at]martin-audio.com
I bring extensive industry experience to my role as product support engineer with particular focus upon permanent installation. Product demonstrations, fielding technical queries and room design are my thing.
Well, getting to present at InfoComm 2014 was a thrill, especially seeing the audience faces turn into big grins listening to DD6, DD12 and MLA Mini.
Product Support Engineer - peter.child[at]martin-audio.com
My primary function is system design for our distributors and UK installation companies. This can be using Martin Audio proprietary software, or other third party software such as EASE, or sometimes just a pencil and a piece of paper. I also support software training for OmniLine, Display, Etc.
Quite a number of good moments, and having my design installed at the Centre Court at Wimbledon was a pretty good one. However, standing in a car park at the Mediatach show in South Africa and watching the audience being absolutely stunned by the sheer power and fidelity we could get out of two hangs of 8 W8LM has got to be up there.
Director of Marketing - james.king[at]martin-audio.com
My role is to lead brand strategy and communication, ensuring that people know how and why our sound unites audiences making for more successful live events and repeatedly packed venues.
Getting the unique Ministry of Sound experience in The Box, feeling the sound literally swirl around me – infectious!
Marketing Manager - maureen.hayes[at]martin-audio.com
My role is to execute on the brand strategy and support the needs of our customers around the world. In other words, make things happen whilst making good friends on the way.
With seventeen years at Martin Audio it’s hard to pick one moment, but managing to organise our MLA launch and first MLA demo, sandwiched in between organising our stand at ISE and ProLight & Sound was a hectic highlight.
Product Manager- david.morbey[at]martin-audio.com
Appointed in the middle of 2014 as Martin Audio’s inaugural Product Manager, my role is the lifecycle management of our product range, from cradle to grave. By understanding the market even more intimately we can ensure we develop ever more successful product, whilst ensuring our existing range is optimised for current use.
Being the ‘voice of the customer’ means I’ve been lucky enough to travel to different places and get to know our partner requirements. Starting to put that then into effect and improve our product offering is very rewarding.
Marketing Assistant - sophie.mccurdy[at]martin-audio.com
I’m responsible for supporting the Marketing team through social media and web management, e-newsletters, providing graphic and photographic support, event organisation and administration. Phew!
Seeing our social media presence grow and the development of engaging communities that keep us on our toes with entertaining comments and some great content of their own.
For all technical enquiries please email: technical[at]martin-audio.com
Research & Development Director - jason.baird[at]martin-audio.com
With over sixteen years’ experience with Martin Audio, and five years in the current role my focus is to deliver systems that solve real world problems. Leading the R&D team to create MLA has been the latest exponent, delivering consistency of audience coverage despite the acoustic challenges of the space.
It was the W8L Longbow being on the main stage at Glastonbury in 2008 but now that has been eclipsed by MLA’s presence in 2014. I wanted to somehow get all the Martin Audio staff there and say, “Listen to THIS!”
Operations Director - bash.akhtar[at]martin-audio.com
I’m the man charged with managing the building and shipping of product, ensuring people receive the right product at the right time. It’s complex and challenging but ultimately satisfying when it all comes together.
In the middle of 2014 we started implementing new processes and developing the right attitude to win and better serve our customer partners. Seeing my team rally around this and start to change and see the positive benefits of this has been very rewarding.
Service and QA - emile.pietersen[at]martin-audio.com
Responsible for assisting customers with QA related queries, customer warranty returns and servicing of goods.
Celebrating at the Martin Audio 40th birthday bash in 2011.
Finance Director - alan.josey[at]martin-audio.com
I joined in early 2014 and have led the charge for my team to provide a better financial underpin to Martin Audio and to build more collaborative relationships with our customers and suppliers.
I really want to say Glastonbury 2014, because it was fantastic. But given that seems to have been used by so many of my colleagues, seeing my team develop and grow has been equally rewarding, and the daily banter helps keep things lively.
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