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New managing director for Martin Audio

Former Binatone man takes lead role at PA maker

Loudspeaker specialist Martin Audio has appointed Luke Ireland as its new managing director, with immediate effect.

Ireland has a Masters in Business Administration and a 24-year career spanning multiple sectors of technology, IT and media. In 2010 he secured the role of managing director (EMEA/ROW) for consumer electronics manufacturer Binatone, while more recently he acted as a consultant working with businesses seeking to outsource production to China or return manufacturing to Europe.

On his appointment, Luke Ireland remarked, “Excited would be an understatement. Martin Audio has enjoyed a period of great success and witnessing first hand at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, they have tremendously exciting products that make a real difference to this industry. Having the opportunity to join such a business and lead it to achieve its true potential is very motivating.”

Simon Bull, international sales director, said: “All my fellow directors were very impressed with Luke’s energy and vision for the company, and we were unanimous in his selection from a distinguished line up. We look forward to working with Luke to set Martin Audio on a very bright future, and I know he will hit the ground running.”

Ireland replaces Anthony Taylor, who made a surprise departure from the company in March 2014 after six years in the MD’s chair.

Last month, June, saw Bash Akhtar join Martin Audio as operations director and David Morbey taking the role of product manager.