Alleroed, Denmark (July 5, 2016)—DPA Microphones has named Kalle Hvidt Nielsen as the company’s new chief executive officer. Taking the reigns on September 1, 2016, he will succeed interim CEO, Thorsten Reuber, who has managed the company since January 25, 2016.
“I’m thrilled to join such a strong and talented team,” says Nielsen. “DPA sets the standard for professional-quality microphone solutions and I am thrilled to lead the company as it continues to innovate the audio industry.”
Nielsen comes to DPA Microphones from Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S, where he has held the CEO position since 2011. Previously, Nielsen occupied CEO positions at Bang & Olufsen A/S and Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S. During his time at the latter two companies, he gained experience running businesses in the high-quality audio business.
“Kalle Hvidt Nielsen is a proven executive, who has managed to inspire the companies he has led as well as delivered both short-term and long-term growth,” says Karsten Langer, Chairman of the Board of Directors for DPA Microphones. “We are fortunate to welcome such a strong leader to the company. I am sure he will be a driving force behind DPA’s next period of growth.”