The Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH will have a new man at the top: with Andreas Henke (43), currently marketing director at Porsche Deutschland, the sound experts from Berlin were able to engage a qualified distribution and marketing professional from the luxury segment. For 18 years Henke has been working in various managerial functions with sales and profit responsibility in the fields of product strategy, marketing and key account care. After the sudden death of company founder and owner Dieter Burmester in August 2015 a replacement was to be expected. Andreas Henke will become the CEO on January 1st, 2017. The manufactory for high-class audio systems, which has been family-owned since 1977, was recently listed among Germany’s top 3 luxury brands in a study by the Wirtschaftswoche magazine and has also been growing continually for years in the field of automotive hi-fi.
Marianne Burmester, shareholder and wife of the late company founder, who is now busy with the operational management, comments on this: “With Andreas Henke we were able to win a manager with international experience who understands our customers and their needs perfectly. He lives and understands our brand, he’s a passionate hi-fi and music lover, and together with the team in Berlin he’s going to open up the next chapter for our company. In this regard his international network will also be of use to him.” Henke, who currently is still working for his present employer, also looks forward to this task. “For me a dream has come true: taking Dieter Burmester’s legacy into the future together with the team, is both an honour and a challenge. The company holds an excellent position and the brand is maximally coveted to delight private and business clients and partners alike with audiophile dream products and services even tomorrow.”
The Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH is the only owner-managed high-end hi-fi manufacturer of its class with an additional commitment in the automotive sector worldwide. Since its foundation, the company has its registered office at our site in Berlin, where the products are not only developed, but handcrafted in a costly manufacturing process, too. With Bugatti, Porsche and Mercedes, the Berlin sound specialists were able to transfer their knowhow successfully onto the segment of high-quality automobiles – and prosperously exploit another field of business.
Andreas Henke, born in 1972, studied economics, political science and languages in Germany and the USA. He is a passionate music lover, photographer and car fan.