|Daniel (left) and Andreas Sennheiser, the new CEOs of Sennheiser.|
Wedemark, Germany (June 11, 2013)—The shareholders of the Sennheiser Group have promoted Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser to the positions of CEOs responsible for Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co KG, as of July 1st 2013. The moves are promotions from the pair’s positions as co-shareholders of the Sennheiser family business, and due to their work within the Executive Management Board.
Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser will share the role of "Speaker of the Executive Management Board" which has been held since 2007 by Volker Bartels, who will now move to managing the area of Research and Quality comprising of the functions, Research, Prototyping, Product quality as well as Process quality for the whole group. According to the company, 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.
The divisional structure implemented in 2011 will remain in place, seeing new changes within the Executive Management Board effective July 1st 2013. 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. 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 USA 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. Together, Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser along with the above mentioned Executives, form the Executive Management Board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co KG.
During the course of these changes, Heinrich Esser has decided to pursue new challenges outside the Sennheiser Group. Therefore having reached an amicable agreement, he will leave the company. The Shareholders respect his decision, thank him for many successful years of collaboration and wish him luck, success and fulfillment in his future tasks.