Wolfgang Fraissinet to leave Neumann
Monday, 15 July 2019
wolfgang-fraissinetmainWolfgang Fraissinet, long-time president of marketing and finance at Neumann, will leave the studio specialist
Germany - Wolfgang Fraissinet, the Neumann president of marketing and finance, will leave the organisation "to pursue new career opportunities in the audio and music industry," Sennheiser has announced.
Fraissinet has been at Neumann since 1990 and has been instrumental in growing the microphone brand's influence in the professional studio market. Until the position has been filled, the Neumann management team will report directly to Sennheiser COO Peter Claussen, who is also president of R&D at Neumann.
“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,” comments 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.”
With a solid background in premium brand marketing and an education in classical piano at Berlin Conservatory, business graduate Fraissinet started his career with Neumann in 1990, shortly before the company was acquired by Sennheiser in 1991. During this transitional period, Fraissinet 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 May 1992, he was made head of marketing and sales, a position in which he professionalised the company’s international marketing and PR activities, thus raising awareness of the Neumann brand and firmly anchoring it in the premium recording segment.
In 2000, Fraissinet became president, marketing and sales of Neumann. When the company 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 introduced a new CI/CD for Neumann.Berlin, culminating in a move to new headquarters in Berlin in 2015. Fraissinet also accepted an award from the AES at the 145th Convention in New York last October for 'Service to Industry' in celebration of Neuman’s contribution to the advancement of microphone engineering.
Apart from his business endeavors, Fraissinet has been involved in various international productions of classical, jazz and film music.

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