Audio industry figure Paul Whiting dies after short illness

Audio industry figure Paul Whiting dies after short illness
Audio industry figure Paul Whiting passed away on the evening of Friday 5 June after a short illness.

Whiting began his career at Sennheiser in 1990, after 15 years with former UK partner Hayden Laboratories as the head of its Professional Division as sales and marketing manager.

Whiting was instrumental in establishing Sennheiser UK as a subsidiary and as MD led the UK’s expansion. In 2007 he became president of global sales and joined Sennheiser Executive Management Board, helping to double Sennheiser’s turnover between 2006 and 2015. 

Whiting spent his final year with Sennheiser as president of strategic collaborations, focusing on partnerships with artists, industry partners and organisations.

“Paul was the figurehead and driving force behind Sennheiser UK’s achievements during his time as MD, and later a highly valued member of our management board,” say Sennheiser´s co-CEOs, Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser. “He was admired and respected by his colleagues, both in the UK and throughout Sennheiser’s global community. We are thankful for his tireless efforts during his time with us. We will all miss him greatly.”

Whiting joined the d&b audiotechnik Advisory Board in 2016. As a non-executive director, he contributed immensely to d&b's development with the expertise and experience he gained in his long and successful career in the AV industry. 

Amnon Harman, d&b Group CEO said: “Paul was a terrific sales and marketing strategist, and a good friend and mentor to many of us. We will greatly miss his market insights, practicality, and humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family during this difficult time.”

Paul leaves behind his wife, Sue, two daughters and four grandsons.  For details of a memorial lunch next year to celebrate Paul’s life, and and for those wishing to leave a message of condolence, visit

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