L-Acoustics Creations, a brand dedicated to bringing professional sound systems and immersive sound spaces to residential, marine, and architectural environments, has appointed Mike Sumner to the position of business Manager.
Sumner will be based in L-Acoustics Americas’ headquarters in Westlake Village, California, and in this newly created role, he will spearhead the growth of the L-Acoustics Creations brand throughout the United States and Canada. Sumner will report to L-Acoustics Creations global business banager Nick Fichte who is based in London, United Kingdom.
Among his duties, Sumner will explore new business opportunities, developing sales targets and strategies; he will gather and share market intelligence, and he will build and supporting the brand’s Certified Integrator network. Additionally, he will collaborate with the manufacturer’s application and communications teams, among other duties.
Mike Sumner brings over a decade of experience in residential audio to L-Acoustics Creations. He spent nearly eight years with Harman International’s Luxury Audio/Lifestyle Division working as U.S. team lead and senior global field support engineer. He also served as senior audio consultant and luxury/pro audio coordinator for the Lifestyle Division’s New York City operations. Prior to that, he held managerial positions with both Bose and Adorama, plus operated a personal technology consultancy, Electro Consulting. Sumner holds an Electrical Engineering degree from DeVry University in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
“Since inception, L-Acoustics Creations has made great strides in connecting with integrators in the UK and Europe,” comments Fichte.
“Mike will play a key role in bringing the power of professional audio to integrator partners in the North American markets. His passion for the high-end, luxury home audio market, combined with an understanding of how L-Acoustics Creations sound systems and immersive sound spaces offer something truly different, sets the stage for growing our reputation and client base.”