His successor as technical director was Dr. Helmut Wittek, a trained sound engineer, who previously had contact with the company in some research projects. He continues the tradition of his predecessor with his numerous technical lectures in public. Wittek also joined the management in March 2009.
After more than 28 years as CEO, Ulrich Schoeps retired from the management in January 2015. He can look back upon a life’s work encompassing the development of this small company into one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of high-quality studio microphones. Under his leadership, Schoeps microphones have become the standard on the concert stage.
Thereupon, in addition to Wittek, Karin Fléing was also appointed co-CEO. Karin Fléing, a graduate in media management, joined Schoeps in 2007. She formerly served as Director of Sales and Marketing. The leadership couple tackle the new challenges with a team of young people who are highly motivated and proud of their company with its unique capabilities and properties.
The company remains privately owned, with Ulrich Schoeps as the majority shareholder.