Our Team

Management

Michael von Keitz

Michael von Keitz

Owner & Founder

+49 212 – 38226 – 14
m.vonkeitz@mivoc.com

Markus Schmittinger

Markus Schmittinger

Authorized Officer

+49 212 – 38 226 – 52
schmittinger@se-audiotechnik.de

Favourite musician:
Ry Cooder & Jimi Hendrix

Best album:
Paul Simon – Graceland
Bruce Hornsby and the Range – The way it is

Best film:
Lord of the Ring – The Return of the King

For me, good sound means being lifted to a higher level emotionally.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because this group of companies is so interesting and big, even though you can’t see it from the outside. We are innovative, powerful and a great team of specialists who are able to really make a difference.

In my free time I play the guitar and sing.

Favourite musician:
Ry Cooder & Jimi Hendrix

Best album:
Paul Simon – Graceland
Bruce Hornsby and the Range – The way it is

Best film:
Lord of the Ring – The Return of the King

For me, good sound means being lifted to a higher level emotionally.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because this group of companies is so interesting and big, even though you can’t see it from the outside. We are innovative, powerful and a great team of specialists who are able to really make a difference.

In my free time I play the guitar and sing.

Sales

Andreas Mayerl

Andreas Mayerl

Salesdirector Export

+49 212 – 38 226 – 53
a.mayerl@se-audiotechnik.de

Favourite musician:
Eddie van Halen

Best album:
Too many to choose one …

Best film:
007 Skyfall

For me, good sound means a balanced, powerful reproduction of all frequency ranges.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because I can make a difference here.

When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my family or mountain biking.

Manne Sumfleth

Manne Sumfleth

Salesmanager Germany

+49 212 – 38 226 – 54
+49 151 – 15 15 55 77
m.sumfleth@se-audiotechnik.de

Favourite musician:
Ian Paice & Simon Phillips

Best album:
Deep Purple – Made in Japan
Gotthard – Live in Switzerland

Best film:
Honig im Kopf
Pippi Langstrumpf

For me, good sound means transporting emotions and passion via audio. I will be happy to show you on site.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because I not only really like the products, but also the people behind them.

When I’m not working, I like to sit on stage at the drums or be in nature and / or do sports.

Favourite musician:
Eddie van Halen

Best album:
Too many to choose one …

Best film:
007 Skyfall

For me, good sound means a balanced, powerful reproduction of all frequency ranges.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because I can make a difference here.

When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my family or mountain biking.

Favourite musician:
Ian Paice & Simon Phillips

Best album:
Deep Purple – Made in Japan
Gotthard – Live in Switzerland

Best film:
Honig im Kopf
Pippi Langstrumpf

For me, good sound means transporting emotions and passion via audio. I will be happy to show you on site.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because I not only really like the products, but also the people behind them.

When I’m not working, I like to sit on stage at the drums or be in nature and / or do sports.

Marketing & Website

Steffen Grachegg

Steffen Grachegg

Marketing Director

+49 212 – 38 226 – 55
+43 660 – 180 8101
s.grachegg@se-audiotechnik.de

Favourite musician:
Justin Timberlake, Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski, Herman Li, Pharrell Williams, Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. All in constantly changing order and in constant exchange with other artists …

Best album:
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
Babymetal – Metal Resistance
Kraftwerk – Tour de France (preferably Live)
Daft Punk – Discovery.
All in constantly changing order and in constant exchange with other albums …

Best film:
Der Marsianer, Interstellar 5555, Ghost Dog, Ghost in the Shell, Barbarella.
All in constantly changing order and in constant exchange with other films …

Good sound is to me like karger than life – it not only fits the application but additionally makes me smile and gives goose bumps.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because the tasks are exciting and challenging and the company has exactly the right size. I operate at a – more or less – global scope but without rigid corporate structures. I also like to travel for business reasons(#StopCorona). And I like most of my team 😉

When not working, I’m commuting … otherwise I like to spend time with my wife and my daughter. Listening to music is also important. Playstation and Playstation VR is also a nice balance (eisenfaust0380 if you dare …)

Marcus Nahrgang

Marcus Nahrgang

Webmaster, Photographer & IT-Consultant

+49 212 – 38 226 – 23
m.nahrgang@mivoc.com

Favourite Bands:
Nightwish, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Lamb, Parov Stelar, Trentemöller, Christopher Schwarzwälder , Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Trippin Jaguar, Rapossa, Oceanvs Orientalis, Clawfinger, Rage against the Machine and lots of others.

Best Album:
Massive Attack – Unfinished Symphony
Nightwish – Century Child
Parov Stelar – The Art of Sampling
The Princess Pt. 1 & 2

All-time Greatest:
Queen – A Night at the Opera, AC/DC – If you want Blood, Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon & The Wall, Deep Purple – Made in Japan & Scandinavian Nights

Best Film:
The Beach, Adam’s Apples, Priscilla – Queen of the Desert, Into the Wild, Jungle, Leon: The Professional, Trainspotting, Lord of the Rings

I work for SE because I live my passion of being inside the sound industry with really good products and people, bringing in expertise in IT and also my favorite for sound, graphics, photography (my biggest hobby), and multimedia. I like the mixture of being able to listen to lots of good music even on the job, taking pictures in our studio or on stage, and working in Webdesign with my favorite CMS WordPress, and Social Media.

Like Marc, I also play bass and I am the proud owner of a Rickenbacker 4001, a Fender Precision Pro, a Warwick Corvette, and a Hohner B-Bass paired with an Ampeg SVT II incl. Ampeg 1540 cabinet. But to be honest, I haven’t played actively for years ;o)…

I also play pool, travel or go hiking and fly my drone and I am always looking for photoshoots, preferably in lost places.
For relaxation, I enjoy the most sauna, massages, barbecue evenings, and summer evenings at the lake.

Marc König

Marc König

Webmaster & IT-Consulant

+49 212 – 38 226 – 29
m.koenig@se-audiotechnik.de

Favourite musicians:
Mike Porcaro, Flea, Gordon Sumner, Victor Wooten, Brian May, Simon Phillips, Eddie Vedder, Jordan Rudess

Best Album:
Simple Minds – Street Fighting Years
Coldplay – Parachutes
Dire Straits – Alchemy (Live)
Guns ‘N Roses – Use Your Illusion 2
Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band – Live 1975-85

Best Film:
Instinct, Powder, Pulp Fiction, Lord of the Rings, Memento, Breaking Bad, Django Unchained.

For me, good sound means being able to feel and sense the music.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because it connects me as a musician to my work in a unique way.

When I’m not working, I fly model planes & helicopters, ride downhill, play bass and piano, love diving and play beach volleyball.

Favourite musician:
Justin Timberlake, Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski, Herman Li, Pharrell Williams, Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. All in constantly changing order and in constant exchange with other artists …

Best album:
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
Babymetal – Metal Resistance
Kraftwerk – Tour de France (preferably Live)
Daft Punk – Discovery.
All in constantly changing order and in constant exchange with other albums …

Best film:
Der Marsianer, Interstellar 5555, Ghost Dog, Ghost in the Shell, Barbarella.
All in constantly changing order and in constant exchange with other films …

Good sound is to me like karger than life – it not only fits the application but additionally makes me smile and gives goose bumps.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because the tasks are exciting and challenging and the company has exactly the right size. I operate at a – more or less – global scope but without rigid corporate structures. I also like to travel for business reasons(#StopCorona). And I like most of my team 😉

When not working, I’m commuting … otherwise I like to spend time with my wife and my daughter. Listening to music is also important. Playstation and Playstation VR is also a nice balance (eisenfaust0380 if you dare …)

Favourite Bands:
Nightwish, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Lamb, Parov Stelar, Trentemöller, Christopher Schwarzwälder , Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Trippin Jaguar, Rapossa, Oceanvs Orientalis, Clawfinger, Rage against the Machine and lots of others.

Best Album:
Massive Attack – Unfinished Symphony
Nightwish – Century Child
Parov Stelar – The Art of Sampling
The Princess Pt. 1 & 2

All-time Greatest:
Queen – A Night at the Opera, AC/DC – If you want Blood, Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon & The Wall, Deep Purple – Made in Japan & Scandinavian Nights

Best Film:
The Beach, Adam’s Apples, Priscilla – Queen of the Desert, Into the Wild, Jungle, Leon: The Professional, Trainspotting, Lord of the Rings

I work for SE because I live my passion of being inside the sound industry with really good products and people, bringing in expertise in IT and also my favorite for sound, graphics, photography (my biggest hobby), and multimedia. I like the mixture of being able to listen to lots of good music even on the job, taking pictures in our studio or on stage, and working in Webdesign with my favorite CMS WordPress, and Social Media.

Like Marc, I also play bass and I am the proud owner of a Rickenbacker 4001, a Fender Precision Pro, a Warwick Corvette, and a Hohner B-Bass paired with an Ampeg SVT II incl. Ampeg 1540 cabinet. But to be honest, I haven’t played actively for years ;o)…

I also play pool, travel or go hiking and fly my drone and I am always looking for photoshoots, preferably in lost places.
For relaxation, I enjoy the most sauna, massages, barbecue evenings, and summer evenings at the lake.

Favourite musicians:
Mike Porcaro, Flea, Gordon Sumner, Victor Wooten, Brian May, Simon Phillips, Eddie Vedder, Jordan Rudess

Best Album:
Simple Minds – Street Fighting Years
Coldplay – Parachutes
Dire Straits – Alchemy (Live)
Guns ‘N Roses – Use Your Illusion 2
Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band – Live 1975-85

Best Film:
Instinct, Powder, Pulp Fiction, Lord of the Rings, Memento, Breaking Bad, Django Unchained.

For me, good sound means being able to feel and sense the music.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because it connects me as a musician to my work in a unique way.

When I’m not working, I fly model planes & helicopters, ride downhill, play bass and piano, love diving and play beach volleyball.

Chris Merz

Chris Merz

Technical Writer

+49 212 – 38 226 – 62
c.merz@se-audiotechnik.de

Favourite musician:
I love listen to music and I am always happy to discover new artists. Of course, I have some favourite artists whose creative work is collected in my record and CD shelf. These include Kamelot, Dirty Loops, Helloween, Ayreon, Wolfgang Haffner, …, and especially Dream Theater.

Best album:
Well, I can’t answer that question easily. When it comes to the audio production, it is a certainly a different album than when it is a more subjective evaluation. In any case, I am always touched and inspired by the music of Dream Theater.

Best film:
I really like science fiction and adventure films. Star Trek (series and films), Lord of the Rings, Bourne Series, James Bond, Indiana Jones, Monty Python and the Holy Grail und Inception. Movies out of the Marvel and DC universe and films by and with Jackie Chan are always worth watching.

Good sound is to me means, if the “sound” is able to convey the feelings and the intention of the artists. The “sound” must be part of the “band” and the artistic concept.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because, Audio engineering is my passion. SE Audiotechnik develops exciting tools to make artists heard on a small and large scale. We are an international team, working with a lot of fun and joy.

When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my family and friends, playing the drums, producing music or I am somewhere out for an outdoor adventure.

Favourite musician:
I love listen to music and I am always happy to discover new artists. Of course, I have some favourite artists whose creative work is collected in my record and CD shelf. These include Kamelot, Dirty Loops, Helloween, Ayreon, Wolfgang Haffner, …, and especially Dream Theater.

Best album:
Well, I can’t answer that question easily. When it comes to the audio production, it is a certainly a different album than when it is a more subjective evaluation. In any case, I am always touched and inspired by the music of Dream Theater.

Best film:
I really like science fiction and adventure films. Star Trek (series and films), Lord of the Rings, Bourne Series, James Bond, Indiana Jones, Monty Python and the Holy Grail und Inception. Movies out of the Marvel and DC universe and films by and with Jackie Chan are always worth watching.

Good sound is to me means, if the “sound” is able to convey the feelings and the intention of the artists. The “sound” must be part of the “band” and the artistic concept.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because, Audio engineering is my passion. SE Audiotechnik develops exciting tools to make artists heard on a small and large scale. We are an international team, working with a lot of fun and joy.

When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my family and friends, playing the drums, producing music or I am somewhere out for an outdoor adventure.

Productmanagement

Andreas Reimer

Andreas Reimer

Productmanager

+49 212 – 38226 – 56
a.reimer@se-audiotechnik.de

Favourite musician:
Pink Floyd, Yes, Foo Fighters, Die Fantastischen Vier, Nils Frahm, Alessandro Cortini

Best Album:
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
Kraftwerk – Techno Pop

Best Film:
The Usual Suspects
The Big Lebowski

For me, good sound means that no matter whether it’s a large project or a small construction site, a fixed installation or a mobile application, the right sound should reach every place. It’s especially smart when I achieve this as unobtrusively and inconspicuously as possible.

I work for SE Audiotechnik, because the brand and the products have a lot of potential, there is a great team on site and there is the right scope for me and my ideas.

Favourite musician:
Pink Floyd, Yes, Foo Fighters, Die Fantastischen Vier, Nils Frahm, Alessandro Cortini

Best Album:
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
Kraftwerk – Techno Pop

Best Film:
The Usual Suspects
The Big Lebowski

For me, good sound means that no matter whether it’s a large project or a small construction site, a fixed installation or a mobile application, the right sound should reach every place. It’s especially smart when I achieve this as unobtrusively and inconspicuously as possible.

I work for SE Audiotechnik, because the brand and the products have a lot of potential, there is a great team on site and there is the right scope for me and my ideas.

Development & Acoustic Engineers

Michael Kapp

Michael Kapp

Senior Acoustics Engineer

+49 212 – 38226 – 24
technik@speakertrade.com

Ugis Vilcans

Ugis Vilcans

Senior Acoustics Engineer

+49 212 – 38226 – 51
u.vilcans@se-audiotechnik.de

Andrés Jácome

Andrés Jácome

Acoustic Engineer

+49 212 – 38 226 – 10
a.jacome@se-audiotechnik.de

Favourite musician:
Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Buckethead, Avishai Cohen, Snarky Puppy, Deftones, In Flames, Gojira

Best album:
Pink Floyd – Animals
Gojira – Magma
Deftones – Koi No Yokan
In Flames – A Sense of Purpose

Best film:
A Beautiful Mind
The Imitation Game
Birdman
Captain Fantastic
Intouchables
Avatar
Harry Potter
Lord of the Rings

For me, good sound transmits and creates emotions.

I work at SE Audiotechnik because I believe the team behind us can make a difference by constantly innovating and creating.

When I am not working, I love doing sports. I like running and training Crossfit mainly weightlifting and conditioning.

Favourite musician:
Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Buckethead, Avishai Cohen, Snarky Puppy, Deftones, In Flames, Gojira

Best album:
Pink Floyd – Animals
Gojira – Magma
Deftones – Koi No Yokan
In Flames – A Sense of Purpose

Best film:
A Beautiful Mind
The Imitation Game
Birdman
Captain Fantastic
Intouchables
Avatar
Harry Potter
Lord of the Rings

For me, good sound transmits and creates emotions.

I work at SE Audiotechnik because I believe the team behind us can make a difference by constantly innovating and creating.

When I am not working, I love doing sports. I like running and training Crossfit mainly weightlifting and conditioning.

Jens Sander

Jens Sander

Head of Electronics Development

+49 9422 – 8087 510
j.sander@mivoc.com

Favourite musician:
Sting, Leslie Mandoki, Kate Bush

Best album:
Sting – Fields of Gold
Leslie Mandoki – Soulmates
Kate Bush – The Kick Inside

Best film:
Werner Beinhart

For me, good sound means when the music detaches itself from the loudspeakers and all the musicians become freely recognisable in the room. And if the music is to the taste of the day, it’s okay to shake your trouser leg.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because I can directly influence the functions and quality of our products.

When I’m not working, I walk through nature with our dog.

Matthias Lessing

Matthias Lessing

Project Manager Electronics/Software Development

+49 177 – 73 722 31
m.lessing@mivoc.com

Favourite musician:
Boysetsfire

Best album:
Life Of Agony – River Runs Red

Best film:
Snatch – Schweine und Diamanten

For me, good sound means goosebumps!

I work for SE Audiotechnik because this is exactly where my colleagues share my passion for audio technology.

When I’m not working I just occupy myself with audio technology as a hobby. Or enjoy the time with friends and family!

Gerd Naumann

Gerd Naumann

Project Manager

+49 212 24 85 895
gerd.naumann@mivoc.com

Favourite musicians:
Jimmy Page, Eric Burdon, Hugh Masekela, Prince

Best album:
Led Zeppelin – Dark side of the moon
City Monkey – Hope
Danse Macabre – no, not the Gothic Finns but Camille Saint-Saens

Best Film:
Once Upon a Time in America
The boat that rocked
Indiiiii
Magnolia
Unforgiven

Good sound for me is loud (!), clear and pleasant, never annoying. Music needs a reason to be played, I hate background chatter. I also love silence.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because I like my colleagues, I learn new things all the time and I don’t get bogged down.

When I’m not working, I do something for my family.

Favourite musician:
Sting, Leslie Mandoki, Kate Bush

Best album:
Sting – Fields of Gold
Leslie Mandoki – Soulmates
Kate Bush – The Kick Inside

Best film:
Werner Beinhart

For me, good sound means when the music detaches itself from the loudspeakers and all the musicians become freely recognisable in the room. And if the music is to the taste of the day, it’s okay to shake your trouser leg.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because I can directly influence the functions and quality of our products.

When I’m not working, I walk through nature with our dog.

Favourite musician:
Boysetsfire

Best album:
Life Of Agony – River Runs Red

Best film:
Snatch – Schweine und Diamanten

For me, good sound means goosebumps!

I work for SE Audiotechnik because this is exactly where my colleagues share my passion for audio technology.

When I’m not working I just occupy myself with audio technology as a hobby. Or enjoy the time with friends and family!

Favourite musicians:
Jimmy Page, Eric Burdon, Hugh Masekela, Prince

Best album:
Led Zeppelin – Dark side of the moon
City Monkey – Hope
Danse Macabre – no, not the Gothic Finns but Camille Saint-Saens

Best Film:
Once Upon a Time in America
The boat that rocked
Indiiiii
Magnolia
Unforgiven

Good sound for me is loud (!), clear and pleasant, never annoying. Music needs a reason to be played, I hate background chatter. I also love silence.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because I like my colleagues, I learn new things all the time and I don’t get bogged down.

When I’m not working, I do something for my family.

Dietmar Sebel

Dietmar Sebel

Product Designer

+49 212 24 85 892
d.sebel@mivoc.com

Mario Tommessen

Electronic Engineer

+49 174 – 92 22 585
se@thommessen.com

Christian Mages

Christian Mages

Project Manager Electronics
Software development

+49 9962 – 9506 714
c.mages@se-audiotechnik.de

Favourite musician:
Dire Straits, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Foo Fighters

Best Album:
Dire Straits – Money for nothing
Kraftwerk – Mensch Maschine
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Best Film:
007 Goldfinger

For me, good sound means a clear sound with good localisation of vocals and instruments, but also the necessary pressure in impulsive pieces of music.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because of the pleasant colleagues and the fact that I can work as a specialist on both hardware and software topics.

When I’m not working, I deal with other technical issues or enjoy time with my family.

Favourite musician:
Dire Straits, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Foo Fighters

Best Album:
Dire Straits – Money for nothing
Kraftwerk – Mensch Maschine
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Best Film:
007 Goldfinger

For me, good sound means a clear sound with good localisation of vocals and instruments, but also the necessary pressure in impulsive pieces of music.

I work for SE Audiotechnik because of the pleasant colleagues and the fact that I can work as a specialist on both hardware and software topics.

When I’m not working, I deal with other technical issues or enjoy time with my family.

Accounting & Backoffice

Andreas Matten

Sales Coordinator and Logistics

+49 212 – 38 226 – 20
a.matten@speakertrade.com

Elke Hutz

Elke Hutz

Accounting

+49 212 – 38 226 – 22
e.hutz@speakertrade.com

Favourite musician:
Freddy Mercury

Best Album:
The Clash – London Calling

Best Film:
Adams Äpfel, Avatar, Birnenkuchen mit Lavendel, Blind Sight, Brügge sehen und sterben, Die Bienenhüterin, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Gifted, Grand Budapest Hotel, Green Book, Hidden Figures, Imitation Game, Peanut Butter Falcon, Stadt der Engel

For me, good sound means like good food – pleasure!

Melanie Burghoff

Melanie Burghoff

Assistant to the Executive Board

+49 212 – 38 226 – 12
m.burghoff@mivoc.com

Favourite musician:
Fury in the slaughterhouse
Roxette

Best album:
Fury in the Slaughterhouse – The Hearing and the Sense of Balance & Mono
Roxette – Joyride

Best film:
Tatsächlich … Liebe

For me, good sound means simply letting go, no matter at what volume.

When I’m not working, I’m a family person. I ride my bike or go for walks in the forest.

Favourite musician:
Freddy Mercury

Best Album:
The Clash – London Calling

Best Film:
Adams Äpfel, Avatar, Birnenkuchen mit Lavendel, Blind Sight, Brügge sehen und sterben, Die Bienenhüterin, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Gifted, Grand Budapest Hotel, Green Book, Hidden Figures, Imitation Game, Peanut Butter Falcon, Stadt der Engel

For me, good sound means like good food – pleasure!

Favourite musician:
Fury in the slaughterhouse
Roxette

Best album:
Fury in the Slaughterhouse – The Hearing and the Sense of Balance & Mono
Roxette – Joyride

Best film:
Tatsächlich … Liebe

For me, good sound means simply letting go, no matter at what volume.

When I’m not working, I’m a family person. I ride my bike or go for walks in the forest.

Warehouse & Logistics

Sebastian Thiel

Logistics

+49 212 – 38 366 87
s.thiel@mivoc.com

Marek Styn

Logistics

+49 212 – 38 366 87