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Marc Glattes Joins L-Acoustics to Lead Sales and Business Development Teams

The Sales & Business Development Team at L-Acoustics, from left to right: Jacob Barfoed, Stéphane Ecalle, Marc Glattes, and Scott Wakelin

L-Acoustics has recently appointed Marc Glattes as Executive Director of Sales & Business Development. In this role, Glattes will be responsible for driving the company’s global sales and business strategy while providing leadership, guidance, and resources to the global Sales & Sales Operations team headed by Jacob Barfoed, the Market Intelligence function led by Stephane Ecalle, and the global Business Development team to which Scott Wakelin has been appointed Global Director.

Marc Glattes, Executive Director of Sales & Business Development at L-Acoustics

Prior to joining L-Acoustics, Glattes held senior leadership positions at Daimler, Bain & Company and Sony, where he was member of the team that conceived, built, and launched PlayStation Vue, the first and highest-rated streaming pay television service in the United States.

“We are thrilled to welcome Marc Glattes to the L-Acoustics team,” says Laurent Vaissié, CEO of L-Acoustics, to whom Glattes reports. “His extensive experience, collaborative leadership style, and strategic mindset make him the ideal candidate to lead our global sales and business development efforts and help us define L-Acoustics’ business roadmap for the next decade.”

Heading up the new Business Development team and reporting to Glattes, Scott Wakelin has been promoted to the position of Global Director of Business Development. Having joined L-Acoustics in 2015 as Regional Sales Manager, Wakelin then successfully led development of the key Hospitality vertical market, and now takes on the responsibility of leading the company’s global business development efforts across all vertical segments. In his new role, he will be supported by Business Development Directors Olivier Roure for Sports, Florian Kunz for Hospitality, Nick Fichte for Home & Yacht, and new hire Hugo Heathcote for Nightclub vertical markets.

“I am excited to join the dynamic team at L-Acoustics and to lead the charge in defining and steering the global business strategy,” says Glattes. “Together with my talented teams, we aim to be a tangible driver to the L-Acoustics mission by extending robust commercial support for our valued partners and clients around the world. With this strong and skilled team, we are poised to set new benchmarks in the industry.”

Combining Marc Glattes’ innovative business mind with an experienced and global sales and business development organization will prepare L-Acoustics to provide even stronger commercial support and services for global partners and clients, elevating the listener experience across diverse markets and territories.