Having recently turned 70 years old, Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser is handing over the chair of the supervisory board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG (Wedemark, Germany) to Dr. Frank Heinricht, effective January 1, 2015. Since joining the family-owned company in 1976, Dr. Sennheiser’s contribution has been instrumental to the company’s success and has paved the way for a future-proof setup of the audio company. Dr. Heinricht has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Schott AG since 2013 and became a member of the supervisory board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG five years ago.
“Dr. Heinricht has a profound technical expertise and brings experience in managing large family-owned companies to his new role. We are very happy that he is taking over as chairman of the supervisory board of the Sennheiser Group,” said Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser, CEOs and shareholders of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG.
In withdrawing as chairman of the supervisory board, Dr. Sennheiser is placing the management of the company fully into the hands of the third Sennheiser generation. His sons Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser have been running the company as CEOs since July 2013.
Commenting on the changeover in the supervisory board, Dr. Sennheiser added, “My goal has always been to pass a healthy, thriving company on to the next generation.” The Sennheiser family has laid down the principles of this long-term sustainable policy in a Family Charter. This not only defines core company values such as fairness and trust, but also includes the commitment to maintain Sennheiser as a family business. “The company’s independence is our most precious asset,” said Dr. Sennheiser. “The family is committed to pursuing its strategy without any influence from third parties, a strategy that focuses on absolute customer orientation, technical innovation and first-class quality. This is an aim I have always pursued, and it is the basis of the decades of success that we have enjoyed and will enjoy in the future.”
Sennheiser has more than 2500 employees in more than 60 countries.