Paul Whiting, president of strategic collaborations at Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co., is retiring after 25 years at the company. Paul leaves Sennheiser enjoying a much higher profile in the professional audio, consumer and integrated systems industries than it did when he joined the company more than 25 years ago.
Whiting, a familiar face in the audio industry, began his career with Sennheiser in 1990 after 15 years with former UK partner Hayden Laboratories, which saw him establish a Sennheiser pro-audio network in the UK and head the company’s professional division as sales and marketing manager.
On joining Sennheiser he helped establish Sennheiser UK as a wholly owned subsidiary and, as managing director, oversaw the company’s continued UK expansion. His technical and organisational skills saw him being promoted to vice-president North West Europe. In 2007, he became president of global sales, also joining the Sennheiser executive management board and helping to almost double the company’s turnover since 2006.
Last year, Whiting became president of strategic collaborations, where he continued to develop Sennheiser’s global reputation by focusing on co-operation with artists and engineers, other businesses, industry partners and organisations.
“Paul has contributed significantly to the success of Sennheiser, being an integral part of numerous successful company projects. His dedication to customer service, great ability to network, continuous loyalty to the brand and technical hands-on solutions brought him an outstanding reputation within Sennheiser and throughout the audio industry,” said CEO Daniel Sennheiser. “I am very grateful to him for his passion and many achievements throughout his years with Sennheiser. We all wish him and his family the very best for the future.”
Picture: Paul Whiting being honoured for his achievements at the recent Sennheiser Global Conference (l/r: Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser, Daniel Sennheiser, Paul Whiting, Dr. Andreas Sennheiser.)