Volker Schmitt is an experienced professional in the realm of RF wireless, who has been with Sennheiser since 2001. As Director of the Product Lifecycle Management in the Professional Systems Division at Sennheiser’s corporate headquarters in Wennebostel, Germany, he spearheaded the creation of Sennheiser’s most successful and innovative wireless product lines. Over a period of eight years, Schmitt’s development team designed and introduced the popular evolution wired, evolution wireless, MKH and MKE series and the 3000 & 5000 Series wireless products. Schmitt moved to Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters in 2006 to take a position as Senior Engineer for wireless equipment. He brought his vast knowledge of RF wireless equipment to both corporate environments and live productions, working with some of the most popular singers and performers in the world. Schmitt worked behind the scenes at live concerts of Sennheiser-endorsed artists, quickly solving RF dilemmas and providing the artists’ sound crews with a wealth of technical tips and expertise.
Schmitt returned to the corporate headquarters in 2008 and continued to work as Director Product Lifecycle Management, Professional Systems Division, where he was in charge of product ideas, concepts, development and support of the products throughout their entire lifecycle.
Since January 2015, he has been Sennheiser’s Director Customer Development and Application Engineering. Supporting Sennheiser customers across the globe, he and his team solve challenges and present solutions for customers and end users. Since October of the same year, he has also headed the Sennheiser Sound Academy, which co-operates closely with the Customer Development and Application Engineering team in delivering trainings and education to customers, end users and Sennheiser staff members.
Before joining Sennheiser, Schmitt worked for more than 10 years at Matsushita – well known for the Panasonic, Technics and Quasar brands – developing video and audio products. He spent 2.5 years at the Matsushita headquarters in Osaka, Japan.
Schmitt earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in RF and Communication Technology.