Incorporated in 1996, Line 6 is a leading music technology company dedicated to empowering musicians and inspiring creativity on the stage and in the studio. Headquartered in Calabasas, California, Line 6 currently has a presence in over 60 countries worldwide. Since its inception, Line 6 has pioneered a variety of industry-changing technologies including the world’s first digital modeling guitar amplifier, smart mixing system and more.
Co-Founder and President
Marcus Ryle, co-founder and President, has been responsible for driving innovation in Line 6 products since its inception. Marcus co-founded Fast Forward Designs in 1985, which developed groundbreaking products for Alesis, Digidesign and other companies before evolving into the Line 6 brand in 1996. Prior to Fast Forward Designs, Marcus was a design engineer for Oberheim, where he helped create several now-legendary analog synthesizers.
Marcus' long history and expertise in technology and product development have resulted in best-selling musical instrument and audio products in several categories, and the co-invention of 19 US patents. In 2012, Mr. Ryle was inducted into the first annual Keyboard Hall of Fame and the inaugural Guitar Player Hall of Fame. A classically trained pianist, Marcus has played keyboards and/or created sounds for several motion picture and television soundtracks, as well as numerous professional recording artists including Barbra Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, Christopher Cross, Chicago, Chaka Khan and Lee Ritenour.
Directeur général des opérations
Joe Bentivegna, directeur général des opérations («Chief Operations Officer»), est responsable de l’équipe gérant la chaîne d’approvisionnement de Line 6 afin de garantir, d’une part, un service après-vente irréprochable et, d’autre part, la livraison de produits d’excellence. Auparavant, il était vice-président exécutif des opérations et services chez Equallogic. Cette entreprise s’était spécialisée dans les solutions de stockage de grande capacité avant d’être achetée par Dell. Avant ce poste chez Equallogic, Bentivegna a travaillé 16 ans chez Avid Technology et a contribué au développement d’Avid d’une petite entreprise de vidéo à structure verticale en leader du marché des supports numériques et de l’audio. Il y a été successivement directeur du département vidéo, président et directeur général d’Avid Technology Asia, directeur adjoint des opérations mondiales et directeur adjoint des opérations et des services en Europe. L’expérience de M. Bentivegna constituera un atout précieux pour soutenir l’expansion de Line 6.
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing
Jim Atkinson, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing oversees all aspects of Line 6 sales and marketing. Mr. Atkinson has more than 20 years of experience in senior sales and marketing management roles in the technology industry, where he has built highly successful sales, distribution, sales support and creative marketing organizations.
Prior to Line 6, Mr. Atkinson held the title of Vice President of Sales and Marketing at North Plains, a digital media asset management company. He previously served as Vice President of Sales, Americas, at Avid, where managed a team of over 120 sales and pre-sales technical personnel that delivered over $340 million in annual revenue. Before that, he held senior roles within Aspera, Autodesk, Alias and number of other creative media companies, giving him broad experience in sales, marketing and business development. Jim is also an active musician.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Administration
Susan Wolf, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Administration, is a principal executive responsible for the corporate development and post-acquisition integration strategy with Yamaha. Susan is also responsible for the functional management of Human Resources, Administration, including all facilities worldwide and cultivating the Line 6 Company Culture. Susan was a founding member of Fast Forward Designs/Line 6 in 1985, and has served in many functional roles including CFO, and the management of the IT and Customer Service departments.
As a singer, songwriter, and keyboard player, Susan has been a member of multiple original and cover bands since her early teens, performing at many venues throughout Los Angeles