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LOUD Appoints New Pro-Audio Leadership

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Woodinville, Wa. – January 27, 2011 – LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD?) today appointed Jeff Rocha, Vice President and General Manager, EAW and Anthony Taylor, Vice President and Managing Director, Martin Audio. In these newly expanded roles, Rocha and Taylor will assume P&L responsibility for their respective brand, as well as manage all engineering, product development, marketing, manufacturing and sales efforts. In addition, Rocha will lead the EAW design and manufacturing facility in Whitinsville, USA, while Taylor will lead the Martin Audio design and manufacturing facility in High Wycombe, UK.

“EAW and Martin Audio are strong brands with their own unique personalities and reputations for service and innovation,? said Mark Graham, LOUD CEO. “Both Jeff and Anthony are veterans of their brands and have already improved the speed and accuracy of brand-level decision making. This increased autonomy will allow us to unlock even more potential and ensure our customers are supported to the highest level possible. And when you combine that with recent new products that are starting to hit their strides, EAW and Martin Audio will deliver industry-leading growth in 2011 and beyond.?

Photo: Anthony Taylor

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About EAW®
Founded in 1978 and celebrating more than 30 years of excellence, Eastern Acoustic Works® (EAW®) is a global leader in producing high-performance professional audio equipment trusted by the most discerning professionals for every possible sound reinforcement application.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

About LOUD Technologies Inc.
As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands Alvarez®, Ampeg®, Blackheart®, Crate®, EAW®, Mackie® and Martin Audio®, LOUD engineers, markets and distributes a wide range of professional audio and musical instrument products worldwide. Our product lines include sound reinforcement systems, analog and digital mixers, guitar and bass amplifiers, and acoustic and electric guitars. These products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including houses of worship, stadiums, nightclubs, retail locations, and on major musical concert tours. The Company distributes its products primarily through retail dealers, mail order outlets and installed sound contractors. The Company has its primary operations in the United States with operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and China. For more information, please see our website: www.loudtechinc.com.

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