Close ☰
Menu ☰

Neumann president Wolfgang Fraissinet moves on

Posted on: Saturday 20th of July 2019

Wolfgang Fraissinet, president marketing and finance, will leave the studio specialist Georg Neumann GmbH 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.

Until the position has been filled, the Neumann management team will report directly to Claussen, who is also president Research and Development of Georg Neumann GmbH. “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, 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, Wolfgang 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.

Wolfgang successfully introduced a new CI/CD for Neumann.Berlin, culminating in a move to new headquarters in Berlin in 2015. Apart from his business endeavors, Wolfgang 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 mainly 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.

“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,” continued 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 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.”



Latest News & Blog articles

  • LA-based company Groovesetter has unveiled its real-time, multi-channel audio collaboration platform for streaming, performing and recording over high-speed internet. It claims to allow musicians to perform in synchrony, with Groovesetter subscribers able to connect cloud-free with the high sound quality from up to eight remote locations. Groovesetter lays out interactive visual routing of audio signal […]
  • Lawo, the German manufacturer of IP-based audio and video products, has a new software update for users of Lawo radio mixing consoles, Power Core mixing engines, and On-Air Designer configuration software. The new radio software, v6.6 PL-003, upgrades On-Air Designer – the configuration software used to customise the functions of Lawo’s radio mixing consoles and […]
  • German company ALC NetworX, developers of the open-source Ravenna AoIP networking technology platform, have launched an updated product-specific website to support the protocol. Sporting a new, more modern look and feel the site offers information and resources concerning all things that relate to Ravenna, including standards information, use cases, webinars and other resources. Ravenna is […]
  • The Zen Q Synergy Core is Antelope Audio’s new 14×10 desktop audio interface with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Combining Antelope’s own AD/DA, and 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology, it offers recording, mixing, and playback at up to 24-bit/192kHz. The new unit – which serves as a more powerful version of the company’s Zen Go USB-C bus-powered […]
  • As it warms up for its 25th Anniversary celebrations, German digital audio technology stalwart RME has announced the Fireface UCX II, an update of its original UCX interface featuring 20+20 I/O channels in the same ½ rack-style unit, its SteadyClock FS clock and jitter reduction technology, 2x mic/line combo inputs and built-in parametric EQ. The […]
  • In the tracks of its UF8 DAW controller, SSL has launched a new, software-specific control surface for its channel strip and bus compressor plug-ins.  With the UF8 now established as its main DAW control option, SSL is expanding its line of controllers with the UC1 – which brings the familiar layout and ergonomics of its […]
  • FAMA, a boutique record label with an emphasis on artist development, has built a destination recording complex in the Dominican Republic with the help of WSDG Latin. Available for creative retreats, song writing camps, and recording and mixing, the FAMA facility is “their dream studio”, delivered by WSDG Partner/Project Manager, Sergio Molho. “They found a […]
  • An interesting feature of Merging’s Anubis Ravenna interface, reviewed in Resolution V21.1, was the potential for it to completely change its functionality through the update of its ‘Missions’ – essentially its configuration and operation settings. The unit launched with one such Mission – monitor control – but now an update from the manufacturers is set […]
Translate »