Who: Lynn P. Martin
What: president, North American Pro Audio
- August 1999-February 2002, VP merchandising, Technology division at Guitar Center
- September 1991-July 1999, executive VP for sales and marketing at Harman Music Group
Main responsibilities: Continue to build the brand and grow sales for Allen&Heath, while further developing our world-class U.S. distribution company.
I knew I was in the right profession when I…found myself developing, marketing and selling products for the brands and the type of gear that I used to dream of owning.
The one piece of advice I would hand down to students entering this business is…listen to your heart, follow your bliss, only do it if you're going to enjoy the challenge. Oh yeah, and uh…plastics, the future is in plastics.
The one piece of advice I wish someone told me before I entered this business is…it doesn't matter, I wouldn't have listened anyway.
Currently in my CD changer are…Tosca (two discs), Deepsky (getting into techno), Clint Black's Greatest Hits and Jean Luc Ponty's Imaginary Voyage.
When I'm not in the office, I…think about what I'm going to do when I get there or go scuba diving.
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