Until the position has been filled, the Neumann management team will report directly to Claussen, who is also Neumann’s Research and Development President. “We have a fantastic team at Neumann – together, we will ensure a smooth transition for our customers,” continued Claussen.
With a solid background in premium brand marketing and an education in classical piano at Berlin Conservatory, business graduate Wolfgang Fraissinet started his career with Georg Neumann GmbH in 1990, shortly before the company was acquired by Sennheiser in 1991. During this transitional period, Wolfgang 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, Fraissinet was made head of marketing and sales, a position in which he professionalized 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 Neumann’s Marketing and Sales President. 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. His next pivotal contribution was the successful introduction of a new CI/CD process, culminating in a move to new headquarters in Berlin in 2015, when the company started to officially be identified as Neumann.Berlin.
Apart from his business endeavors, Wolfgang Fraissinet has always pursued his musical interests, and has been involved in various international productions of classical, jazz and film music.
Today, more than 80% of the professional recording studios worldwide use Neumann microphones in their work; since 1991, Neumann’s turnover has grown tenfold. Most recently, the Neumann portfolio was successfully extended into studio headphones with the launch of the new NDH 20 model.
“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,” continues Peter 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 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.”
As part of the Sennheiser Group, Georg Neumann GmbH, known as “Neumann.Berlin”, was founded in 1928. Since 2010, Neumann.Berlin has expanded its expertise in electro-acoustic transducer design to also include the studio monitor market, and has recently added studio monitoring headphones to its portfolio. In 2018, the Sennheiser Group generated a turnover total of 710.7 million Euros.
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