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The de­ci­sion for Sennheiser to re­main a ‘fam­ily’ busi­ness was ce­mented in 1973 when Fritz Sennheiser trans­formed the com­pany into a lim­ited part­ner­ship with his son Jörg Sennheiser be­com­ing a lim­ited part­ner. Al­ready an acous­tic en­gi­neer with the com­pany, Jörg Sennheiser be­came Tech­ni­cal Di­rec­tor in 1976, and CEO on Fritz’s re­tire­ment in 1982 at the age of 70.

“I had pre­pared my­self for re­tire­ment,” Fritz said later, “al­though I must ad­mit that I would have been happy to have car­ried on even longer, sim­ply be­cause I en­joyed it... it took me two and a half years to get used to not be­ing able to make the de­ci­sions any longer…”

The fam­ily’s third gen­er­a­tion joined the com­pany after Fritz Sennheiser’s death in 1990, with Dr An­dreas (left be­low) and Daniel Sennheiser now the com­pany’s joint CEOs.

ABOVE: Jörg and Fritz Sennheiser in 1982.

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