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The Stamer Group sets course for the future

The Stamer Group sets course for the future

The Stamer Group sets course for the future


The Stamer Group has introduced a new management team charged with reorienting and securing the future of the HK Audio and Hughes & Kettner brands within the family business. The announcement comes following the disclosure that co-founder and CEO Hans Stamer is departing after more than 40 years. From 1 November, a new corporate management team of four executives who have been with the company for many years will chart a new course. Bringing many years of experience in the audio sector to the management team, Stamer’s brother and second co-founder, Lothar Stamer, remains as managing director. In recent years, CFO Thomas Bittel has headed the finance and controlling division and is now confirmed as the second managing director and new CEO of the Stamer Group. The quartet is completed by CTO Holger Kartes, who assumes responsibility for manufacturing and development, while sales and marketing is led by chief sales officer, Christian Jordan.

“We are very grateful to Hans Stamer for his accomplishments and his commitment to the Stamer Group,” commented Bittel. “Together with his brother Lothar, over the last 40 years he has transformed the family business from the small workshop where the first speakers were produced into a globally renowned company manufacturing high-quality sound systems and guitar amplifiers. He leaves behind a team of competent and highly motivated people who will lead his life’s work further into the future. We are therefore delighted to be continuing the successful development of the Stamer Group together with our customers and partners.”

Added Jordan: “With Thomas Bittel, we have a highly competent MD on board, especially when it comes to finances and securing the future of the company. This is a particularly good thing for us, especially at this time when the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic are being felt in our industry. But the change of leadership will not turn everything upside down. Existing, established structures which we have built up in recent years will of course be maintained for and with our customers and partners. We have achieved a great deal together towards the company’s positive public image. I will continue to work towards this together with my whole team.”

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