L‑Acoustics has named the support team for the strategic and growing sports and cruise ship sectors, hiring Tom Williams as the applications engineer and appointing Scott Wakelin – formally regional sales manager at L-Acoustics in 2015 – to the position of Sales Manager of Sports Facilities & Cruise Ships.
Working with the install applications team, headed by director of application Cedric Montrézor, Tom will represent the L‑Acoustics brand to consultants, architects and venue managers; providing technical support to L-Acoustics partners for sports venue and cruise ship projects.
Scott Wakelin has over 20 years’ experience in the professional audio industry, developing key partner strategy and focusing on large scale projects for stadia and casinos and railways.
Jochen Frohn, Director of business development at L-Acoustics, said: “Scott has built up a strong presence for L-Acoustics in Central Europe. He has demonstrated product and project excellence as well as technical expertise and I know he’ll be a strong advocate for our clients and partners in a key market.”
With over a decade of experience designing and deploying large-scale audio systems for both live events and fixed installations, Tom has travelled the globe to oversee the sound system installations of some of the world’s most iconic sports venues and cruise ships.
Tom said: “L-Acoustics has so much to offer sports venues who are looking to diversify their ROI and engage their fan base and cruise ships that want to ensure their entertainment venues have world-class audio systems capable of attracting top talent.
“I’m delighted to represent the brand and I’m looking forward to helping grow the respect and recognition for L-Acoustics in these growing markets.”
Cedric added: “With Tom’s technical expertise, project management experience and dedication, I am confident that he will be a strong asset to the key influencers in these important markets. Having both Tom and Scott dedicated to our important sports and cruise ship projects will raise the game both at L-Acoustics and for our key partners.”