HEAD departures prompt management restructuring

1 min read

Acoustic test equipment manufacturer HEAD acoustics is reshaping its management with the departure of two key company directors.

Chief among them is Dr Hans Wilhelm Gierlich, HEADS’s managing director and head of research in the telecom division, who is retiring after 34 years with the company.

Gierlich, who contributed an article to the most recent issue of CET&D, helped pioneer new measurement and analysis methods in speech, communication, and audio quality, as well as numerous standards in this field, HEAD said.

Also leaving the company is Dr Aulis Telle, technical managing director for sound, vibration and perception, who is moving on “to pursue new challenges.”

The two managing director vacancies will be filled by appointments from within the company.

Anne Geller-Gravez, who has worked at HEAD since 2018, will be appointed to the newly created position of managing director for sales and marketing. Her new area of responsibility includes worldwide sales and marketing as well as technical support.

Meanwhile, Dr Matthias will become HEAD’s new managing director for R&D and engineering services. Wegerhoff joined HEAD in 2017, and worked as a research team leader for simulation and testing prior to his current appointment.

"Mrs Geller-Gravez has relevant experience in the field of our customers, suppliers to the automotive industry as well as OEMs and has experience in sales planning and business controlling," said HEAD acoustics founder Prof Klaus Genuit.

"Dr Wegerhoff has been part of the HEAD acoustics family for over five years and is thoroughly familiar with all of our technologies.”

Genuit added: "Filling the positions internally guarantees a continuous transition and fast starts, as the structures and DNA of the company are already well-known and familiar."