For several years, two of the co-shareholders of the Sennheiser family business, Daniel and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, have proved themselves within the Executive Management Board by taking on certain responsibilities for the successful running of the entire group. As a consequence, the shareholders of the Sennheiser Group have unanimously decided to promote Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser to the positions of CEOs, responsible for Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co KG, as of July 1.
In addition, Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser will share the role of “Speaker of the Executive Management Board,” which has been held since 2007 by Volker Bartels. The Supervisory Board and shareholders thank Bartels for the successful handing of this role over the years, and wish him continued success in his new role within the Sennheiser organization. Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser will share the Speaker role depending on the content and situation of the subject. They will still be equally approachable concerning any topic relating to the company.
With respect to the divisional structure implemented in 2011, this will remain in place, and will reflect the following responsibilities of the Executive Management Board effective July 1. Peter Callan will continue to manage the Sennheiser Consumer Electronics Division. Additionally, he will be responsible for Sennheiser Communications within the Sennheiser Group. Peter Claussen continues to manage the Integrated Systems Division. Additionally, he will take on the responsibility of the Professional Systems Division. Paul Whiting continues to manage the Global Sales Division, responsible for the areas of EMEA, Americas and APAC, along with Customer Service and Aviation. In addition, he will take over the responsibility for Services.
Volker Bartels will be managing the area of Research and Quality, comprising the functions of research, prototyping and product quality, as well as process quality for the whole group. Thomas Weinzierl becomes a new member of the EMB. He will be responsible for managing the entire supply chain, covering production sites in Germany, Ireland and the U.S.A., along with Engineering and the supply chain management team.
These five Division Presidents will report directly to the CEOs, Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser, who in turn report to the Supervisory Board and Shareholders Assembly.