Old Lyme, CT (January 26, 2006)–Sennheiser Electronic Corporation has added technical firepower to its sales and marketing team with the recent appointment of Mike Pappas to the position of senior applications engineer, effective January 16, 2006.
Mike PappasPappas’ role will be to conduct technical seminars and workshops on Sennheiser, Neumann and the other distributed brands, providing application advice, consultation and sales support. In his new role, Pappas will work with broadcast and recording studio companies, establish strong channel relationships, assist in long-term strategic growth initiatives and handle customer service inquires related to product applications, features or specifications. Among other duties, he’ll provide customer-driven feedback to Sennheiser product managers and management on new product needs, industry trends and related issues.
Pappas brings a unique depth of audio experience to Sennheiser. His particular expertise is in surround sound recordings. He has more than 500 hours of live 5.1 DSD recordings to his credit and has been a featured lecturer on 5.1 surround sound and broadcast techniques at leading trade show workshops, such as NAB and AES.
Listeners of National Public Radio and KUVO Jazz 89 in Denver, Colorado are familiar with Pappas’ engineering work. He serves as technical director and engineer for various NPR broadcasts, including the popular Toast of the Nation and chief broadcast engineer for KUVO, known for its breakthrough technology in broadcasting 5.1 live concerts on HD Radio. Mike will continue all his independent endeavors in addition to his new job responsibilities at Sennheiser. In this unique dual role, Mike will be in the ideal position to promote Sennheiser product lines while using his broadcast environment to test new products and expand the applications of existing ones.
“By keeping Mike in a hands-on role in the broadcast industry, our customers will benefit the most,” noted Jeff Alexander, Sennheiser vice president of sales/director of Neumann and distributed brands. “They’ll be able to tap into Mike’s wealth of audio knowledge knowing that he’s right there working with our products in the ‘real world.’ He’ll be putting them to the test on a daily basis, and providing the kinds of advice and ideas that you only get by being there.”
And Pappas added, “I’m thrilled that Sennheiser wants me to keep my chops up in the broadcast arena. I’ve been a true evangelist for the company’s products for years. Now I’m just doing it in a more official capacity.”