DPA Microphones, a manufacturer of miniature microphones for professional audio applications, has announced that Kalle Hvidt Nielsen will become the company’s new chief executive officer on September 1, 2016. At this time, Nielsen will succeed interim CEO, Thorsten Reuber, who has managed the company since January 25, 2016.
“I’m thrilled to join such a strong and talented team,” said 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 is accustomed to heading up companies that focus on high-quality solutions and cutting-edge technologies. He brings over 15 years of experience in directing technology-focused Danish companies. Nielsen comes to 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 A/S and Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S. During his time at the latter two companies, he gained extensive knowledge of running businesses in the high-quality audio business, which will bring value to DPA.