L-Acoustics Hires North American Regional Applications Engineers

by Jacob Coakley
Josh Maichele (left) and Jesse Stevens join L-Acoustics’ growing team
Josh Maichele (left) and Jesse Stevens join L-Acoustics’ growing team

MARCOUSSIS, France — L-Acoustics has appointed Josh Maichele and Jesse Stevens to serve as the manufacturer’s newest North American regional applications engineers. Serving both the install and rental markets, Maichele and Stevens are responsible for providing active technical support and expertise for L-Acoustics’ Certified Providers, end users and designers in the Midwest and Northeast regions of US and Canada, respectively.

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The two new hires will work closely with regional sales managers Paul Tillman and Scott Pizzo and report to both Scott Sugden and André Pichette, respective heads of applications for touring and install markets.

Based in New York, Jesse Stevens comes to L-Acoustics with 15 years of experience as a sound designer, engineer, and mixer for Broadway musicals, national tours and large-scale special events. He was an integral member of the sound design team for the Broadway productions of Rock of Ages, Motown the Musical, and After Midnight, all of which were nominated for a Tony Award for Outstanding Sound Design. Additionally, he’s spent time with Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas, the Radio City Spring Spectacular, and Waitress on Broadway.

Based in Michigan, Josh Maichele has 20 years of experience mixing and designing sound systems, lending his expertise to sound installations at the Bicentennial Arena in Salina, Kansas and the Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill chain of venue/restaurants, as well as many high-profile house of worship projects throughout the Midwest.

“L-Acoustics continues to grow its presence and invest into outstanding commercial and technical support for the North American market, and these two key appointments will allow us to nurture the relationship with our clients, providing local support and expertise, as well as explore new exciting applications for L-Acoustics and L-ISA,” says L-Acoustics, Inc. CEO Laurent Vaissie. “In addition to broad regional support, Josh and Jesse also bring tremendous credibility for two key vertical markets: Jesse’s intimate knowledge of Broadway will strengthen our commitment and expansion into this demanding field, while Josh’s expertise in houses of worship will bolster our presence within that fast growing community as well.”

L-Acoustics continued its worldwide growth in 2016, adding over 50 team members to support its customers’ growing number of productions and fixed installation projects.

About L-Acoustics

Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is a leading manufacturer of turnkey solutions for the professional sound industry. With 320 team members, 20 percent of whom are dedicated to R&D, L-Acoustics is present in over 75 countries either through subsidiaries or via a network of certified distributors or providers.

Recognized throughout the industry for pioneering the modern line array, L-Acoustics offers a total system approach for both the touring and fixed installation markets, and a product line responding to the needs of venues from the most intimate club to the grandest arena. L-Acoustics sound systems can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, the NBA Houston Rockets Toyota Center, or the Philharmonie de Paris. L-Acoustics solutions have been used at seven of the world’s ten top-grossing festivals*, the London and Sochi Olympics, and on the Foo Fighters Sonic Highways World Tour, among others.