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Sennheiser Announces Management Change at Neumann

Neumann mainstay Wolfgang Fraissinet moving on.

Wedemark/Berlin, Germany (July 15, 2019)—Sennheiser has announced that Wolfgang Fraissinet, president marketing and finance, Georg Neumann GmbH, is leaving the company “to pursue new career opportunities in the audio and music industry.”

“We thank Wolfgang for his huge contribution to the success of Georg Neumann GmbH for almost three decades,” said Peter Claussen, COO of Sennheiser. “We have a fantastic team at Neumann; together, we will ensure a smooth transition for our customers.”

Until the position is filled, the Neumann management team will report directly to Claussen, who is also president research and development of Georg Neumann GmbH.

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Fraissinet, whose background includes brand marketing and an education in classical piano at Berlin Conservatory, started his career with Georg Neumann GmbH in 1990, shortly before Sennheiser acquired the company in 1991. During the transition he was part of the team that helped to successfully integrate the Neumann business into that of the parent company, with a clear focus on the microphone portfolio. In 1992, Fraissinet was made head of marketing and sales, focusing on the company’s international marketing and PR activities to raise awareness of the Neumann brand.

In 2000, he became president, marketing and sales of Georg Neumann GmbH. When Neumann took over the Klein+Hummel monitoring loudspeaker business in 2010, he was instrumental in successfully establishing the new monitor line in the studio market. Fraissinet successfully introduced new CI/CD business and operational practices for Neumann.Berlin, culminating in a move to new headquarters in Berlin in 2015.

Apart from his business endeavors, Fraissinet has always pursued his musical interests and has been involved in various international productions of classical, jazz and film music.

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“On behalf of the entire executive management board of Sennheiser, I would like to thank Wolfgang for his immense contribution to the company’s success,” said Claussen. “With his determination and commitment, his wealth of expertise and close ties within the audio industry, Wolfgang has played a vital role in driving the Neumann business forward for almost three decades. His accomplishments include enlarging the studio specialist’s product portfolio and making Neumann a highly desirable brand not only in the studio field. We thank him and wish him all the best in his new endeavors.”

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