Old Lyme, CT (December 20, 2005)–Following a year of rapid growth and strategic market analysis, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation has further extended its professional products management team by promoting six key employees to new positions within the growing marketing and sales department.
The organizational shift focuses on clearly defining responsibilities for Professional Systems, Music Industry and Installed Sound market segments. To handle overall Professional Sound and MI, Mark Humrichouser was promoted to the newly created position of industry team manager-professional systems and music industry with Joe Wagoner assuming the newly created counterpart position as industry team leader-installed sound.
Humrichouser joined Sennheiser Electronic Corporation in 1997 as Market Development Manager and moved into the position of Eastern regional sales manager in 1999. Wagoner started with Sennheiser in 2001 as market development manager-Western region and moved to Old Lyme earlier this year to assume the position of product manager-audiology infrared and conferencing systems.
Humrichouser will be responsible for all aspects of marketing and distribution to the professional systems and MI channels, with Wagoner handling the same for installed sound. Both will serve as the pivot point between the factory, Sennheiser’s U.S. office, and the marketplace regarding product development, distribution strategy, channel communications strategic growth initiatives, and promotional campaigns. They will also work to establish and maintain strong relationships with the key channel influencers.
Humrichouser and Wagoner will be supported by a strong product management organization: Chris Phillips will assume the responsibility of product manager-professional systems products and Robb Blumenreder will move into the position of product manager-music industry products. Both report to Humrichouser.
On the installed sound front, Vanessa Jensen assumes the responsibilities of product manager-installed sound with Dennis Zembower in the new position of market development manager tourguide and guidePORT Systems. Both report to Wagoner
“This is an exciting time for Sennheiser Electronic Corporation,” said Jeff Alexander, vice president, sales and marketing, professional products. “By promoting from within to these high profile positions, we’re leveraging internal knowledge to build on the success we’ve enjoyed in recent years and to reaffirm our commitment in developing our people.”
Continued Alexander, “Mark and Joe are key components in our future growth strategy. Both are skilled managers and have clearly demonstrated they can develop a sales organization that is poised to achieve and exceed our objectives. Likewise, Chris, Robb, Vanessa and Dennis have contributed greatly to our past success and possess very valuable skills that make them high growth potential in our organization.”
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation