Former MODE MACHINES CEO Michael Thorpe joins Behringer to lead its German synthesizer team
Michael Thorpe — former CEO of MODE MACHINES — has joined Behringer to lead its German synthesizer, lighting, and accessory divisions in his newly-appointed role as Customer Solutions Leader (CSL).
Michael has been in the audio industry since 1996 and successfully ran his own company, MODE MACHINES, which designed and manufactured products for the music industry. During more than 20 years Michael gained tremendous experience in product design, manufacturing, and also marketing, which he will now bring to Behringer.
Michael commented: “I am so excited to join the Behringer team and be part of the synthesizer revolution. For decades my passion has been with synthesizers, as well as the music industry in general, and in February 2018 I had the chance to personally meet Uli Behringer. I was immediately inspired by the vision and energy behind the company and the man, and it became clear that I wanted to join the team and help execute this vision which is so close to my heart.”
Uli Behringer commented: “For 30 years, Behringer has had only one mission — to carefully listen to our customers and deliver great products at prices they can afford. As a musician and engineer myself, my passion has always been with synthesizers. At Behringer, we are extremely dedicated and passionate about bringing incredible instruments to the market and helping musicians to fulfill their musical dreams. We are on the constant lookout for amazing talent, and when I met Michael Thorpe I was greatly impressed by his tremendous experience and love for the industry. I am very happy for Michael to lead our German synthesizer team, whose purpose is to design classic as well as innovative new analog synthesizers, drum machines, and sequencers, etc. He will also lead our recently-founded lighting and accessory divisions, where we will deliver equally-innovative and extremely cost-effective products and solutions.”
Michael continues: “During just two years, Behringer has become a leader in the synthesizer market and we will now deliver the same success related to lighting equipment and accessory products. My team and I are very excited and we will go the extra mile to deliver amazing results for our customers. We are constantly looking for new Customer Solution leaders and Product Category Managers, as well as engineering talents to join our other divisions. We encourage you to join this incredibly creative and powerful team — just like I did!”