Graduated engineer.
Since 2004 in product management.
Employers:
-Sennheiser electronic, de-de.sennheiser.com
-AKG Acoustics, at.akg.com
-SHURE Europe, shure.eu
-Heavenly Sound, heavenly-sound.com
-sE Electronics, seelectronics.com
German = native language. I speak English fluently.

Experience

  • Senior Product Manager, Microphone Systems

    at sE Electronics International

    October 2018 - May 2019

    Niederösterreich

    • Sister company of previous employer Heavenly Sound • Strategic product roadmap, profitability analysis, market observation, innovative product ideas, benchmarking, specification sheets, project management and pricing. • Home office in Austria • Main plant in Shanghai • Fixed-term contract of employment.

  • Senior Product Manager, Headphone Systems

    at Heavenly Sound U.K. Limited

    June 2018 - September 2018

    Niederösterreich

    • Strategic product roadmap, profitability analysis, market observation, innovative product ideas, benchmarking, specification sheets, project management and pricing of future headphone systems. • Home office in Austria • Main plant in Shanghai • The company became insolvent. That's why I started working at sE Electronics.

  • Product Line Manager, Wireless Microphone Systems

    at AKG Acoustics by Harman

    October 2013 - June 2017

    Wien

    • Strategic product roadmap, analysis of sales and revenue figures, profitability analysis, market observation, innovative product ideas, benchmarking, operating instructions, specifications, project support, presentation, market launch, training, field tests and lifecycle management of wireless microphones. • Focus group has been set up. Intercultural team. • A software for monitoring and controlling the wireless microphone system (AKG Audio Architect) has been advanced. Intercultural team. • Technical support for Harman subsidiaries, distributors and end users in EMEA. • Product training. • Lost my job due to factory closure.

  • Senior Product Manager and Applications Engineer

    at SHURE Europe GmbH

    April 2011 - September 2013

    Baden-Württemberg

    • Responsible for analyzing sales figures and cost-effectiveness, market observation, pricing, product launch, training and the lifecycle management of wired & wireless microphones and headphones. • Technical support for SHURE subsidiaries, distributors and end users in EMEA. • Product training.

  • Business Segment Manager

    at Sennheiser electronic

    March 2010 - March 2011

    Niedersachsen

    • After restructuring of Sennheiser, my PM team was disbanded. • Responsible for the strategic product roadmap, analysis of revenue figures and cost-effectiveness, market observation, product ideas, benchmarking, specifications, project support, pricing, market launch, demand planning, training and lifecycle management of wired and wireless microphones.

  • Team Manager in Product Manager

    at Sennheiser electronic

    April 2006 - January 2010

    Niedersachsen

    • Leading three product managers. • Responsible for wired & wireless microphones and professional headphones. • Overall project and resource management, cost center & investment planning. • Planning of sales support measures. • Project management of external developments or purchase projects. • Strategic product roadmap, analysis of sales and revenue figures, profitability analysis, market observation, innovative product ideas, benchmarking, operating manuals, specifications, project support, pricing, market introduction, demand planning, product training and lifecycle management of wired microphones. • Sophisticated technical product and sales training at home and abroad (Europe, Asia, USA). • Multi-day training courses for new employees • Internet presence of products, as well as maintenance and development of communication material. • Collaboration with journalists. • Active execution and monitoring of field tests.

  • Product Manager, Wired Microphones

    at Sennheiser electronic

    June 2004 - March 2006

    Niedersachsen

    • Strategic product roadmap, analysis of sales and revenue figures, profitability analysis, market observation, innovative product ideas, benchmarking, operating manuals, specifications, project support, pricing, market introduction, demand planning, product training and lifecycle management of wired microphones. Many of these products have received international awards. • Sophisticated technical product and sales training at home and abroad (Europe, Asia, USA). • International and intercultural focus group. • Launched a software for the calculation of compatible radio frequencies (SIFM) with an external development partner (SDA GmbH). • Multi-day training courses for new employees • Internet presence of the products, as well as maintenance and development of the communication material. • Collaboration with journalists. • Active execution and monitoring of field tests.

  • Senior Project Manager

    at Sennheiser electronic

    May 2002 - June 2004

    Niedersachsen

    • Technical advice and support for sound engineers, technicians, artists and events. • Setting up and coordinating wireless microphone and IEM systems. • On-site support for acts or events like Grönemeyer, Maffay, Nena, Rosenstolz, Bob Geldofs Live8 in Canada, Echo Awards etc.

  • Started as Applications Engineer. Left as Senior Manager of the Applications Engineering Group.

    at SHURE Europe

    May 1994 - April 2002

    Baden-Württemberg

    • Set up & managed European Applications Engineering Group. • Processing of product-specific inquiries from end customers & distributors. • Multi-day training courses for new employees. • Technical support of artist relations. Setting up and coordinating wireless systems. On-site support for acts or events like Iron Maiden, PUR, Maffay, Rammstein, Montreux Jazz Festival 1998, Uriah Heep etc. • Translations of product brochures, technical planning of trade fair booths, proofreading of operating instructions and data sheets. • Planning and implementation of annual European Applications Engineering Meetings • Lectures & workshops at vocational schools for the courses “master craftsman or specialist for event engineering" (Fachkraft / Meister der Veranstaltungstechnik) and “audiovisual media designers” (Mediengestalter Bild & Ton). • Gave seminars at German SAEs (School of Audio Engineering). • Supervision of graduates in cooperation with the University of Karlsruhe

Education

  • Sound/Studio Technician

    at Tone-Art

    2018 - 2019 (1 year) Wien

  • Dipl.-Ing. electrical engineering, Specialization: Technology of video and audio transmission

    at University Fridericiana in Karlsruhe

    1985 - 1994 (9 years) Baden-Württemberg

Services offered

  • Product Management

    Strategic product roadmaps, analysis of sales and revenue figures, profitability analysis, market observation, innovative product ideas, benchmarking, operating manuals, specifications, project support, pricing, market introduction, demand planning, product training and lifecycle management.

  • Applications Engineering for Audio Systems

    I gave on-site support for acts or events like Grönemeyer, Maffay, Nena, Rosenstolz, Bob Geldofs Live8 in Canada, Echo Awards, Iron Maiden, PUR, Rammstein, Montreux Jazz Festival 1998, Uriah Heep etc.
    I was setting up and coordinating wireless microphone and IEM systems.

  • Sound / Studio Technician

    Technical support for events or studios.

Languages

  • German Native

  • English Negotiation

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