DPA Microphones has announced that Kalle Hvidt Nielsen will become the company’s new chief executive officer as of September 1 2016.
At this time, Nielsen will succeed interim CEO, Thorsten Reuber, who has managed the microphone manufacturer since 25 January 25 2016.
“I’m thrilled to join such a strong and talented team,” remarked Nielsen. “DPA sets the standard for professional-quality microphone solutions and I am thrilled to lead the company as it continues to innovate the audio industry.”
Nielsen brings over 15 years of experience in directing technology-focused Danish companies, arriving at DPA Microphones from Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S, where he has held the CEO position since 2011.
Previously, Nielsen occupied CEO positions at Bang & Olufsen and Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S. During his time at the latter two companies, he gained extensive knowledge of how to run a high-quality audio business, and brings this valuable experience to DPA.
"Kalle Hvidt Nielsen is a proven executive, who has managed to inspire the companies he has led as well as deliver both short-term and long-term growth,” said Karsten Langer, Chairman of the Board of Directors for DPA Microphones. “We are fortunate to welcome such a strong leader to the company. I am sure he will be a driving force behind DPA’s next period of growth.”