Martin Audio today announced "with great sadness" the passing of its European account manager, Andreas 'Andy' Weingärtner. Weingärtner, who joined the loudspeaker company in February last year (see Martin appoints Weingaertner as international account manager), died of a heart attack over Easter.
Luke Ireland, the company's MD, tells the Martin Audio website: “It was a huge shock to all of us. Andy was always an exuberant member of the team, and even before he joined Martin Audio he was a long-term supporter. He will be greatly missed.”
A private memorial service for Weingärtner will take place this Saturday, 11 April, in his hometown of Worpswede, near Osterholz-Scharmbeck. Martin Audio lead product support engineer Andrew Davies, a longtime friend and colleague of Weingärtner, will represent Martin Audio.
Paying tribute, Davies says: “Andy was one of the audio industry’s good guys; anyone who was fortunate enough to know him will miss him, and his loss leaves a unique hole in the industry for many of us.”
Luke Ireland adds: “We hope the whole industry will join us in extending thoughts and prayers to the Weingärtner family, and our special thanks to them for letting Andy be a part of our lives, too.”
With more than 28 years’ experience in pro-audio sales and marketing, Weingärtner, who also worked at Peavey and Adamson, was well known to the industry, especially in his native Germany. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, and their four sons.