Prof Dr Jörg Sennheiser (pictured), who recently turned 70, is handing over the chair of the supervisory board of Sennheiser to Dr Frank Heinricht, as of 1 January 2015.
Dr Sennheiser has been at the company since 1976 firstly as director of technology before taking over management of the business as executive shareholder in 1982.
Frank 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, Jörg 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 CEOs since July 2013.
Jörg Sennheiser commented: “My goal has always been to pass a healthy, thriving company on to the next generation.
“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.”