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New Sennheiser CEOs keep it in the family

Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser have each been promoted to the position of joint CEO at Sennheiser electronic GmbH KG, the microphone/headphone manufacturing giant.
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Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser (pictured) have each been promoted to the position of joint CEO at Sennheiser electronic GmbH KG, the microphone/headphone manufacturing giant. In addition, the brothers will share the role of ‘speaker of the Executive Management Board’, held since 2007 by Volker Bartels, who will transfer to a management role in Research & Quality at the company. The unanimous decision behind the double promotion was made by the Shareholders of the Sennheiser Group, and it will come into effect on 1 July 2013. As joint CEOs, Daniel and Andreas, two of the three children of chairman Prof. Dr. Jorg Sennheiser, ­will report to the Sennheiser Supervisory Board and Shareholders Assembly. Dr Heinrich Esser, president of professional systems and installed sound, has “decided to pursue new challenges outside the Sennheiser Group”, following an “amicable agreement”, the company said in a statement. The senior-level shifts have resulted in some restructuring of responsibilities across the executive management board. Peter Callan will continue to manage the Sennheiser Consumer Electronics Division, with additional responsibility for Sennheiser Communications within the Group. Peter Claussen retains his role as manager of the Integrated Systems Division, while taking on the Professional Systems Division. The Global Sales Division remains with Paul Whiting, with responsibility for the areas of EMEA, Americas and APAC along with Customer Service and Aviation. Whiting will also take over responsibility for Services. The Board is completed by newcomer Thomas Weinzierl, who heads up the entire supply chain covering production sites in Germany, Ireland and the USA, along with engineering and the supply chain management team. The Sennheiser Group, founded in 1945 by Daniel’s and Andreas’ grandfather Fritz, posted a turnover of around 531 million euros in 2011, and employs more than 2,100 people worldwide. www.sennheiser.comwww.sennheiser.co.uk

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