DPA Microphones has restructured its management team in order to maximize resources and consolidate international sales activity around future new product launches.
“These changes enable us to better support customers and dealers by providing a bridge between product development and sales,” states Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “They also allow us to create a DPA Microphones community, through which we can connect directly with DPA end users and industry opinion formers. They, in turn, will be able to influence future product development and R&D decisions.”
Specifically, Mikkel Nymand has been appointed to the newly created position of product manager. Reporting directly to Poulsen, he will be responsible for the entire product management chain, from conception right through to development, testing, launch and after sales maintenance.
Nymand’s role is also to ensure smooth communication, internally and externally, about the status of new and existing products and to provide a link between sales, marketing and development. He will play an active role in new product development and is responsible for operating products during launch events.
In addition, Bo Brinck has been appointed to the position of global sales support manager, another new post that was specially created to capitalize on his industry connections and extensive technical expertise. In conjunction with DPA’s area managers, he will arrange product demos, open house meetings with end users, seminars and training, as well as supporting similar initiatives orchestrated by DPA distributors and resellers.
Responsibility for sales within the Nordic countries now falls to Kim Nedertorp, who has been appointed arena manager for the entire region, and Nils Vinding has been named area manager for the U.K., Switzerland, Central America and South America. He joins the company from PPS, DPA’s largest reseller in Denmark.
DPA’s sales team in the Far East has also receives a boost with the appointment of Francis Lai to the position of sales manager at DPA Microphones APAC in Hong Kong. Lai has 16 years experience in the pro audio industry, having previously worked for Sony Broadcast & Professional Asia, Shure Asia and Sennheiser Hong Kong.
Finally, Ole Moesmann joins the company, named to the position of research and development manager.
“This is a very exciting time for DPA Microphones, and we are confident that these changes will bring enormous benefits to our company and to our customers,” adds Poulsen. “We have always had a committed management team, but taking advantage of each individual’s energy, talents and creativity will help DPA accomplish so much more in the future.”