Friedhelm Sommer

Friedhelm Sommer
"Well of ideas"...
is the founder of Sommer Automatic an engineering company and SOMMER CABLE GmbH. He is CEO of SOMMER CABLE. His passion is playing Cello, he has a good ear for sound, which of course is a great asset when it comes to quality sound required in cable.

Rainer Blanck

Rainer Blanck
The musician & businessman...
is co-founder and CEO of SOMMER CABLE. As an ambitious hobby musician, singer and guitarist, along with his previous business experience, he held for many years a key position within Sommer automatic, therefore he was well prepared to take on the challenge of developing SOMMER CABLE into a now leading cable company worldwide. He has a great relationship with his staff. Rainer speaks German and English.

Pascal Miguet

Pascal Miguet
The “sound fetishist“...
is company and product manager as well as developer at SOMMER CABLE and your top address for technical questions and details. He manages the sales department, supports you in your sales activities and the implementation of our products. He will be glad to give you all the necessary information about merchandizing. Pascal has been working in the cable and audio business since 1990. He has large sensitive ears typical for Frenchmen. He is really fussy when it comes to sound, loves to play the synthesizer and is an avid fisherman. He speaks French, English and German.

Andreas Bauer

Andreas Bauer
Our “powerman“...
is company manager and head of the technical sales department. As a trumpet player he can set the tone, but first and foremost he is responsible for our international technical support and the export department. In his spare time he plays in an orchestra and is a passionate beekeeper. He speaks English and German.

Thierry Miguet

Thierry Miguet
He is our IT Manager...
and also responsible for the smooth disposition of all SOMMER programs and logistic organisation. If he is not traveling to see one of his favorite bands, he likes to program new tools to make life easier for us computer users. He dreams of banning all bad music to a planet with a name that no one can pronounce. He speaks English and German.

Clemens Überschaer

Clemens Überschaer
The computer expert...
was – to the delight of our IT manager Thierry – our first technical trainee in the field of IT and system integration. Following his successful degree Clemens will focus on creating optimum computer conditions and on building our webshop. In his leisure time he also loves sitting at the computer.

Michael Matuschek

Michael Matuschek
The man for bits & bytes...
is the early bird in the IT department. While his colleagues are still fast asleep, he is already busy taking responsible care of webshop and software updates! Michael loves music listening, he is a passionate PC gamer and balances that with sport. He speaks German, English and a little Polish.

Martin Ucik

Martin Ucik
The International…
is a dual German/American citizen with degrees in electrical engineering and business. He worked for the German Gibson Guitar Distributor before founding a music store and international music software and hardware publishing company in 1982. In 1995 he moved to US to serve as President of HOHNER MIDIA. He merged his business with plus24, a Hollywood, CA based pro audio products distribution firm in 2002 and worked there for 13 years as General Manager, before joining Sommer Cable as CEO of their America division in 2015. In his spare time, Martin loves to exercise, cook, read, write philosophical relationship books, and teach world-wide.

Dimitri Prokhorenko

Dimitri Prokhorenko
Is our Russian bear…
and the managing director of our successful SOMMER CABLE branch in Moscow. Dimitri organises the distribution, takes care of administrative tasks and presents our products at the most important Russian trade fairs. He has also a residence in Stuttgart, which makes him a Russian with Swabian dialect. Dimitri cannot only speak Russian, but English and perfect German as well. Music is his passion, and he’s an excellent conductor and choirmaster.

Bruno Schramm

Bruno Schramm
Our cool Frenchman…
is the manager of our SOMMER CABLE branch office in France. Despite his Teutonic sounding name he’s a true blue Frenchman, endowed with German virtues: he is an ambitious, extremely reliable and slightly impatient person. However, he hasn’t shed the French mentality – something that is proven by his wonderful barbecues with lots of culinary highlights. His hobbies are his family, middle- and long-distance races and he’s also an excellent bass player.

Celestin Miguet

Celestin Miguet
He is the proud dad...
of brothers Thierry and Pascal! He spent most of his life working as a construction manager for a military reprocurement company, this guarantees him to be the ideal candidate to come up with dependable and road-proof connectors! Among other things he also designs plug connectors for the HICON series. He will certainly never feel bored, he quite en passant translates our SOMMER CABLE catalogue into French. His hobby is his perfectly groomed vegetable and flower garden.

Peter Rieck

Peter Rieck
The obsessed one...
knows everything. And that‘s how it should be, because he is our man for the development and manufacture of professional audio equipment. He has gained popularity and a certain degree of notoriety with his revolutionary technical developments and his addiction to uncompromising quality. Peter developed the SYSBOXX and manages our branch facility in Bengen near Cologne, where, beside managing a small store, he designs and manufactures sophisticated specialty systems. His PA- & Rock n’ Roll hotline is +49(0)7082-49133-17. Peter is an enthusiastic singer and drummer.

Martin Elsner

Martin Elsner
The expert...
gained long-term experience in the audio and studio branch while working for Studiospares. At SOMMER CABLE he is responsible for technical support and organizes tenders. As an instructor for SAE he trained lots of young newcomers. In his private life everything revolves around music. You may come across him while he’s working as a sound tech at a local club or in a studio. Martin Elsner likes soccer and computers. He speaks German and English fluently.

Matthias Vogt

Matthias Vogt
He whacks the ivory keys...
He’s a passionate piano and keyboard player. A man with these talents is just perfect for SOMMER CABLE. Matthias was trained as an industrial business and foreign trade management assistant in our company. He is a great asset to our technical support and export department. In his spare time he likes to listen to music, playing table tennis and surfing through the world wide web.

Jasmin Pfeiffer

Jasmin Pfeiffer
She is a whirlwind...
in our marketing department. She majored in business administration (Market Research), so we are very lucky to have her on our staff. Where fast solutions are needed, this alert, petite, determined young lady is always on the ball. She organises our press releases, plans our fairs and supports our catalogue and product management. She devotes her leisure time to her family and handball.

Martin Zwer

Martin Zwer
The jack-of-all-trades...
is responsible for making complex 3D drawings, product photos for the SOMMER CABLE catalogue and also for our web design. He possesses good manual skills and is a technology maniac. His hobbies are water sports and mountaineering as well as digital image editing.

Elke Blanck

Elke Blanck
She keeps a good eye on everything...
and makes sure that the accounts department is always well organized. This requires an outstanding focus on punctual customer payments. Elke is Rainer Blancks wife. Her hobbies are jogging in the woods and worldwide travel.

Jutta Bürkle

Jutta Bürkle
Ms Reliable in sales...
processes your orders and requests by fax, e-mail and on the phone in a quick and friendly manner. She‘s happy to provide information on prices and delivery periods and keeps your contact details up to date. In her home life Jutta looks after her family and her garden, loves to travel, is a keen sportswoman and does a lot of voluntary work in various clubs. You can reach her on +49 (0)7082-49133-20.

Conny Mast

Conny Mast
Fast and precise...
that is how she manages purchasing and distribution tasks. It is her job to make sure that all plugs are purchased at the right price and that the inventory is complete. She checks on this daily and also makes sure that the supplier invoices are correct. In her spare time she likes to relax and take care of the family.

Ayla Saman

Ayla Saman
She is the “nice saleslady“...
and jumps into action when it comes to orders. Ayla is our export manager. She processes foreign requests and takes care of the respective administrative tasks. She speaks excellent Turkish, English, and of course German. Ayla has been with the company ever since SOMMER CABLE was founded. Her hobbies are swimming and her family.

Oguz Cakir

Oguz Cakir
Behind his complicated name…
we find a very pleasant character and multi-talented guy. Besides his training to become an industrial clerk, he is interested in photografy and Photoshop and co-responsible for the razor-sharp product pictures in our catalogues. Oguz speaks German, English, a little French and his Turkish mother tongue. He plays football and the Turkish string instrument called “saz“.

Stefan Tinneberg

Stefan Tinneberg
He not only stands out...
because of his unusual hair style. Stefan was also one of the youngest trainees at SOMMER CABLE.
Now he may not only call himself a specialist for inventory logistics, but is also responsible for the organisation of our internal manufacturing department and quality assurance for system and premade manufacturing. He knows a lot about live sound and plays both the bass and baseball (yes, we do play that game here in the south).

Markus Baldingen

Markus Baldingen
Our friendly renegade...
used to work as a skilled electrician at our subsidiary in Bengen. So he’s kind of our old and new colleague – save that he now enjoys the cleaner air and nicer view at the foot of the Black Forest. He’s a passionate saxophone player and time permitting, one can also meet him at a model flying field every now and then or at a football match of his favourite team Werder Bremen.

Winfried Fladda

Winfried Fladda
The outdoorsman...
is an untiring rambler. Which, of course, proves beneficial to him as well as to us at our huge warehouse. Winfried takes care of the stock commissioning and is busily engaged in the optimal shipping preparation of the parcels and pallets. Apart from that, he likes reading in his spare time and is a passionate football fan.

Florian Jokisch

Florian Jokisch
He is responsible...
for our excellent logistics and that our shipping service runs smoothly. Like a firefighter he shows up just a the right time to make sure that hundreds of orders leave our premises every day and arrive at their destination undamaged. He loves to ride his motorcycle, plays the guitar, and likes snow boarding.

Björn Magas

Björn Magas
He jumps into action...
to put out any fire, because he is also a voluntary firefighter. He is a well liked member of the SOMMER CABLE logistic team and impresses with conscientiousness and energy. Björn organizes and manages our large premade cable inventory. He spends his spare time with his wife and two daughters, plays computer games, or writes for the local newspaper.

Peter Toll

Peter Toll
The man from Berlin...
oozes with Berlin charm in our Baden-Swabian company and is responsible for our packing and warehousing sections. Peter has an extraordinary manual ability that means his work with us will never be boring. His preferred pastime involves launching innocent darts at a board.

Nicolai Muche

Nicolai Muche
The trustworthy guy...
Nicolai was trained in-house as a specialist in warehouse logistics. Besides picking and packing he lends our cable production department a hand with the compilation and issue of the required materials and is responsible for the small parts stock receipt. He likes to spend his leisure time with sports, his terrier “Diego“ or at the computer.

Alina Binhack

Alina Binhack
Simply never get bored...
is her motto. Which is the perfect precondition to whizz through our logistics department as an emerging specialist in warehouse logistics, for there is always a lot to do and to learn. Alina loves being out in the open and feels most at home when she can get down to work with us or on her family’s farming business.

Werner Zall

Werner Zall
The allrounder...
precisely showed up at the right time and the right place to help our stressed warehouse team with packing and unpacking, proving his craftsmanship with many a special project and optimising e.g. the automatic winding and cutting machines in the production planning. Werner has four children and therefore only little time for making music on his beloved keyboard and guitar.

Petra Sferrazza

Petra Sferazza
With a license to solder...
she manages our in-house and external cable production. From multicore looms to high quality HiFi and microphone cables, all the way to complex stagebox systems, she can product just about everything. She also operates and monitors our mechanical stripping and crimping machines. Petra loves cats and her garden.

Reinhold Güldenpenning

Reinhold Güldenpenning
A fast forward player...
definitely makes sense at our logistics centre, for the ways can be quite long there.
Reinhold used to be a pro football player with the SC FREIBURG, where he could already play off his quickness.
Like in football he can also play on almost every position in our company. His hobbies are his family, plenty of football both active and passive and gardening.

Ralf Häfelinger

Ralf Häfelinger
Our “mole“...
is our allround company handyman. No matter if he deals with all kinds of repairs such as a burst water pipe, the planning and realisation of our tradeshow booth or a custom furniture production – Ralf can make and do everything (but speak High German). The trickier the problem, the more he gets going and can get his teeth into it until it’s perfect. Ralf is an artisan and woodworking expert, but his family always comes first.

Marion Treiber

Marion Treiber
Marion is the driving force...
in our cable assembly department. She supports our cable production with her nimble hands. Her specialty is the production of microphone, instrument and BNC cables. In addition, she has mastered the operation of our automated TRICONE- and XLR-crimping machines. Her hobbies include cooking and baking, which always benefit the wellbeing of our staff.

Deion Seikat

Deion Seikat
The would-be Scandinavian…
For although his family name is probably of Finnish descent, Deion doesn’t speak a word of Finnish.
He is a passionate foorball player and has the typically German physical sturdiness which is also badly needed in our shipping department. There he is
doing an apprenticeship to become a specialist in warehouse logistics.
Deion is afraid of only one thing in life:
being a supporter of the VFB Stuttgart, the relegation to the German second league.

Lucia Schuon Landero

Lucia Schuon Landero
Spain has more to offer...
than just good football! Lucia is doing an apprenticeship to be an industrial management assistant and takes care of the fast and non-bureaucratic handling of the Spanish orders and enquiries. But she’s also got German genes which becomes apparent in her reliable, persistent way in which she deals with her tasks. Lucia speaks German, Spanish and English and loves to go dancing.

Sandy Erhardt

Sandy Erhardt
She’s a go-getter…
which is why she is the perfect backup for our warehouse logistics team.
Sandy is doing an apprenticeship with us to become a specialist in warehouse logistics and fits in wonderfully with our great team. She plays football in her leisure time, she loves animals, above all her horse, and – much to her male and female colleagues’ amazement – she’s an avid fan of the FC Bavaria Munich.

Sonja Fauth

Sonja Fauth
Always in a good mood…
she takes care of picking and packing and also the perfect handling of our manufacturing orders. Sonja has three grown-up children and loves to tickle the ivories on her accordeon. Moreover she keeps herself in good shape with swimming and fitness training.