Martin Audio appoints new North American vice president

Martin Audio has named Lee Stein as the company’s new vice president, North America.

Bringing over 18 years of industry management, sales and marketing experience including roles with Avid and Sennheiser to the role, Stein possesses a depth of knowledge and expertise to drive Martin Audio forward in the US, particularly in the field of live sound, according to the company.

On Stein’s appointment, managing director Luke Ireland said: “The US 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 organisational skill, can only further enhance our strength in the US and build upon these foundations to serve and grow our customer base in the next five years.”

Rob Hofkamp, director of US 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 its 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."