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Histoire de l'entreprise (continuation)

C’est en 1997 que SCHOEPS a commencé à déve­lopper des produits en tech­no­logie numé­rique. Avec l’arrivée de Christian Langen, qui devait devenir directeur du déve­lop­pement, furent lancés le déve­lop­pement et la fabri­cation de pro­ces­seurs numé­riques chez SCHOEPS qui fut ensuite l’un des premiers micro­pho­nistes au monde à mettre au point et à fabriquer un micro­phone numérique.

Au début de l’an 2003, et après plus de 50 années, nous avons pour la première fois modifié sub­stan­tiel­lement le signet de notre société, surtout pour aug­menter sa vigueur. Nous avons sau­ve­gardé sa sym­bo­lique et son élégance. Mais en plus il démontre de quoi SCHOEPS s’occupe et s’occupera toujours en premier lieu: de microphones.

In February, 2007 Jörg Wuttke left his position as Tech­nical Director; after nearly 37 years of activity he reached reti­rement age. But he remains connected with the company both as a consultant and as a sha­re­holder of the cor­po­ration. Through his presence at countless inter­na­tional congresses, Mr. Wuttke has become the epitome of a micro­phone expert, and he enjoyed great popu­larity among recording engi­neers, since he knows so well how to explain the prin­ciples of acous­tical physics in a straight­forward and prac­tical manner.

Ulrich Schoeps (mid) with the co-CEOs Dr. Helmut Wittek and Karin Fléing

His departure in 2007 led to changes in the lea­dership team at SCHOEPS. Dr. Helmut Wittek first became the Tech­nical Director, and in March, 2009 became co-​CEO as well.

After more than 28 years as CEO of the micro­phone manu­fac­turer Schoeps, Ulrich Schoeps resigned in January 2015. Dr. Helmut Wittek continued as co-​CEO of the company and Karin Fléing (38) also became a co-​CEO.

Dr. Helmut Wittek has been at Schoeps since 2005, and co-​CEO since 2009. He main­tains very close contact with the pro audio and sound engi­neering com­mu­nities and per­so­nifies the tech­nical cre­di­bility of Schoeps. Karin Fléing, a graduate in media mana­gement, joined Schoeps in 2007. She formerly served as Director of Sales and Marketing.

The company remains pri­vately owned, with Ulrich Schoeps as the majority sha­re­holder. The long esta­blished company phi­lo­sophy of high product quality, close coope­ration with cus­tomers and sus­tai­na­bility will thus be seam­lessly main­tained. Ulrich Schoeps, son of the company’s founder, 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.

Today ca. 49 co-​workers in an area of 1,500 square meters develop, produce and dis­tribute the complete product range.