Neumann’s Robb Blumenreder.Old Lyme, CT (August 14, 2008)–Neumann’s Robb Blumenreder has announced that the company has joined the METAlliance Pro Partners. “Neumann takes great pride in being recognized as a founding METAlliance partner,” he remarked.
“Historically speaking, there has always been a very symbiotic relationship between industry professionals and the manufacturers of the tools they have come to know, trust and rely upon to create their art,” Blumenreder adds. “While this common bond has not always been publicized, the vision and passion that drives our Neumann global team is the same that can be found in each of the individuals that make up the foundation of this organization. The continual quest for the utmost quality and perfection of their trade is something that can be seen in each of their works. Neumann is proud to be a part of this success.”
The METAlliance is comprised of a group of globally-recognized, award-winning audio engineers and producers who have been deeply involved in establishing techniques and technical standards that are the foundation of modern music recording. The METAlliance Board of Directors is Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt.
Pro Partner membership is limited to companies that have shown a capacity and proclivity to manufacture and distribute products that meet the organization’s professional audio qualifications.
As Industry Team Manager of Sennheiser Music Industry Products, Neumann USA & Klein + Hummel Studio Systems, it is Blumenreder’s responsibility to look after the short- and long-term strategic growth of the Neumann brand within the company’s Music Industry division, identifying market needs and realizing potential areas of growth within the MI market. Christopher Currier, Associate Product Manager of Neumann, is a crucial component in the development of the brand with key areas of responsibility encompassing inventory planning, promotions, advertising and marketing.