Sean Martin Joins AES as International Sales Manager

The Audio Engineering Society has welcomed Sean Martin to the staff as AES international sales manager, underscoring AES’s momentum as industry recovery begins to allow events and business to progress toward post-pandemic activity, alongside the Society’s commitment to build further upon the success and value of its online events.  

Martin will be responsible for event sales, sustaining memberships, AES’s Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) sponsorships, E-Library subscriptions, and working with AES Standards Sustainers. He will report to AES director of sales and marketing, Graham Kirk.

“Sean has a phenomenal background in professional audio,” says Kirk, “ideally suiting him for this new position. Given his proven record of success and his stature in the industry, we are confident that the Society, our industry partners, and the industry as a whole will benefit from Sean’s joining the AES team.”

Starting his career with London’s Court Acoustics, co-owned by AES member Stephen Court and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, Martin’s first interaction with the Audio Engineering Society began with demonstrating Court sound systems at an AES convention in Montreux, Switzerland. Now, years later and following international sales and business development roles with professional audio manufacturers such as JBL, Tannoy, EAW, Bose, and Turbosound, Martin is bringing his decades of sales management experience to the Society.

“Throughout my career,” says Martin, “I’ve seen the ubiquitous impact of the Audio Engineering Society’s rich legacy of driving audio technology forward while providing a foundation of standards that benefit audio professionals globally, daily. I’m delighted to join the team as a bridge between the Society and its corporate sponsors as we work together to inform and educate audio pros, to further advance the science and practice of audio, and to build a stronger industry.”

Martin can be contacted at For more information, visit

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Andrew Leyenhorst is the Assistant Editor for Professional Sound and Professional Lighting & Production, and related online channels.
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