Line 6 appoints new CEO, targets growth in live sound sector

Line 6 has announced several executive leadership changes designed to enhance the company’s focus on live sound and new markets, including the promotion of Paul Foeckler to president and CEO.

Co-founder Marcus Ryle has also assumed the role of chief strategy officer, while Joe Bentivegna has been named the company’s new chief operating officer. Foeckler succeeds Mike Muench, who resigned recently after a 14-year tenure as president and CEO.

For the past year, Paul Foeckler led the Line 6 product and marketing teams and prior to joining the firm, he held executive roles in product development, sales and marketing at Digidesign, M-Audio and Avid, where he was responsible for their expansion into new markets while delivering revenue growth and successful product developments.

"The Line 6 Board of Directors is enthusiastic about promoting Paul Foeckler to be the company’s new President and CEO,” said Michael Brown, chairman of the Board. “Paul brings a unique combination of strategic acumen and creativity, in addition to experience in growing revenues through groundbreaking products. His focus on innovation aligns perfectly with the Line 6 mission. His background in professional audio and live sound will be essential as the company continues to develop new products in these markets."

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead Line 6, and I am excited for our future," Foeckler added. "Line 6 enjoys an extraordinary track record of innovation, and I am passionate about continuing to transform the way musicians create and perform – from guitar technology to live sound, mobile and beyond. Marcus Ryle’s appointment to chief strategy officer recognises his history of thought leadership within the company, and positions Line 6 to continue to innovate in our products as well as in our approaches to the markets we serve.”

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