(Alleroed, Denmark--June 4, 2013) In a move that will significantly strengthen its market position, DPA Microphones has appointed Niels Jørgen Øhrgaard as its new Executive Vice President of Sales. Øhrgaard joins DPA Microphones from Reson, where he was Executive VP of Global Sales and Marketing. He has also held similar positions at other high tech companies including Hasselblad A/S and ScanView A/S – Purup Eskofot A/S.
“Niels has spent the last 20 years developing and growing sales globally for a range of companies, and we are delighted that DPA will now benefit from this extensive experience,” says Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “His appointment comes at an exciting time for DPA. We recently introduced the new d:facto™ II Vocal Microphone, which has been well received by the audio industry. We are also introducing other new product ranges that will appeal to a wide variety of industry sectors. Having Niels on board will allow us to capitalize on existing business channels and extend into new business areas.”
After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Øhrgaard moved into research and development, later taking on a sales position. At that time he used his negotiation skills and ability to motivate staff to produced outstanding results for his employers. Now based in Copenhagen, he has travelled extensively and has lived in various countries including the Philippines, Chile and Kenya.
“DPA’s microphone products have an international reputation for audio accuracy, reliability and superb engineering and this heritage offers enormous potential for the company to grow its global business,” says Øhrgaard. ”There are numerous applications for DPA’s technology and this gives us plenty of scope to develop new business channels. I hope that my experience in dealing with strategic sales will ensure the profitability of the company and extend that profitability to DPA’s partners around the world.”
DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit http://www.dpamicrophones.com