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Verbandsorgane

Management/Staff

Society Of Music Merchants (SOMM) e. V. management

Daniel Sebastian Knöll Englisch
Management
Phone:  +49(0)30 – 85 74 74 8 -0
Fax:  +49(0)30 – 85 74 74 8 -55
Elisabeth Kühl
Head Of Project Management / Management Assistant
Phone:  +49(0)30 – 85 74 74 8 -14
Fax:  +49(0)30 – 85 74 74 8 -55
Martin Nies
Head Of Communications
Phone:  +49(0)30 - 85 74 74 8 -15
Fax:  +49(0)30 - 85 74 74 8 -55
Flora Englisch
Head Of Security

History of the management

2009–2010

  • Dr. Jeromin, Ralf


2005–2008

  • Baumeister, Garry

Executive Board

Executive Board of the Society Of Music Merchants (SOMM) e. V.

Thilo Maria Kramny
Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board
Director
PPVMEDIEN GmbH (Media)
Matthias Meyer
Managing Director
Musik Meyer GmbH (Distribution)
Francois Rousies
Managing Director
Cordial GmbH Sound & Audio Equipment (Production)
Markus Sailer
Managing Director
ROLAND Germany GmbH (Production)
Joachim Stock
Chairman of the Executive Board
Managing Director
Just Music GmbH (Retail)
Michael Stöver
Deputy Senior Director / Branch Management
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (Production)

History of the Executive Board (terms of office)

2011–2014

  • Stock, Joachim (Managing Director, Just Music GmbH), Retail
    Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Kramny, Thilo Maria (Managing Director, PPVMEDIA GmbH), Media
    Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Althoff, Stefan (Director, SONOR GmbH & Co. KG), Production (Stepped down from the Executive Board with effect as of 9 May 2014)
  • Kubicki, Heike (Sales Manager, Audio Pro Heilbronn), Distribution (Stepped down from the Executive Board with effect as of 9 May 2014)
  • Meyer, Matthias (Managing Director, Musik Meyer GmbH), Distribution
  • Rousies, Francois (Managing Director, Cordial GmbH Sound & Audio Equipment)
  • Stöver, Michael (Director Country Management Germany, Yamaha Music Europe GmbH), Production

2011–2014

  • Stock, Joachim (Managing Director, Just Music GmbH), Retail
    Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Kramny, Thilo Maria (Managing Director, PPVMEDIA GmbH), Media
    Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Althoff, Stefan (Director, SONOR GmbH & Co. KG), Production (Stepped down from the Executive Board with effect as of 9 May 2014)
  • Kubicki, Heike (Sales Manager, Audio Pro Heilbronn), Distribution (Stepped down from the Executive Board with effect as of 9 May 2014)
  • Meyer, Matthias (Managing Director, Musik Meyer GmbH), Distribution
  • Stöver, Michael (Director Country Management Germany, Yamaha Music Europe GmbH), Production
  • Thomann, Hans (Director, Musikhaus Thomann e. K.), Retail
    (Stepped down from the Executive Board with effect as of 1 January 2013)


2009–2011

  • Stock, Joachim (Managing Director, Just Music GmbH), Retail
    Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Kramny, Thilo Maria (Managing Director, PPVMEDIA GmbH), Media
    Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board 
  • Althoff, Stefan (Director, SONOR GmbH & Co. KG), Production
  • Kubicki, Heike (Sales Manager, Audio Pro Heilbronn), Distribution
  • Meyer, Matthias (Managing Director, Musik Meyer GmbH), Distribution
  • Thomann, Hans (Director, Musikhaus Thomann e. K.), Retail

Eligible to vote (2010)

  • Dr. Jeromin, Ralf (Managing Director, SOMM e. V.)


2007–2009

  • Dr. Jeromin, Ralf (Sales Director, Yamaha Music Central Europe)
    Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Stock, Joachim (Managing Director, Just Music GmbH), Retail
    Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board 
  • Kramny, Thilo Maria (Managing Director, PPVMEDIA GmbH), Media
  • Meyer, Matthias (Managing Director, Musik Meyer GmbH), Distribution
  • Thomann, Hans (Director, Musikhaus Thomann e. K.), Retail


2005–2007

  • Dr. Jeromin, Ralf (Sales Director, Yamaha Music Central Europe)
     Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Stock, Joachim (Managing Director, Just Music GmbH), Retail
     Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board 
  • Kramny, Thilo Maria (Managing Director, PPVMEDIA GmbH), Media
  • Messner, Hans-Peter (Managing Partner, GEWA music GmbH), Retail
  • Meyer, Matthias (Managing Director, Musik Meyer GmbH), Distribution
  • Thomann, Hans (Director, Musikhaus Thomann e. K.), Retail
Übersicht der Fachausschüsse

Committees

The Society Of Music Merchants (SOMM) e. V. has transferred association tasks to various expert committees, which are organs of the association and are managed by the Office. These expert committees include the following:

Expert committee for Training and Education

Education and knowledge are of immense value in the MI industry as elsewhere. As the public sector offers insufficient specialist training and opportunities for continued training, our Training Committee mediates between the industry and its retailers and/or apprentices. The expert committee consists of at least three full members of the association and regularly meets twice a year. Its members jointly develop new ideas and concepts for seminars, workshops and conferences at trainee, employee and manager level, with a focus on training in areas that are specifically relevant for retail and wholesale, such as sales communication.

The Training Committee’s largest project to date is the conception and establishment of the ‘Certified Music Merchant’ continued training programme, which has been running since 2008. The expert committee constantly reviews the concept and training measures for topicality and relevance to the industry, and updates and develops them accordingly.

Member

  • Baumeister, Garry (Cordial GmbH)
  • Gruss, Gern (Rock Shop GmbH)
  • Kittel, Dietmar (MUSIK MEYER GmbH)
  • Kubicki, Heike (Audio Pro Heilbronn)
  • Reinhardt, Gunter (Reinhard GmbH)

 

Expert committee for Compliance 

The Legal & Compliance expert committee meets twice a year and is composed of at least three full members of the association. It develops new solutions, strategies and measures for the entire association and makes them available to the SOMM community. The committee is made up of individual employees of member companies. The association can transfer individual association tasks to working committees that are organs of the association. In the event of relevant developments, crises, or situations, the SOMM office can convene the expert committee to develop quick solutions. All members are authorised to appoint people to represent them on the expert committees.

Members

  • Hassel, Nico (Music & Sales Prof. Equipment GmbH)
  • Linne, Martin (MUSIK MEYER GmbH)
  • Mordhorst, Ingo (Audio Pro Heilbronn GmbH)
  • Wolzenburg, Gregor (SONOR GmbH)

 

Expert committee for Retail

Members

  • Bellon, Heiko (Six + Four Bellon und Bieg GmbH)
  • Bieg, Johannes (Six + Four Bellon und Bieg GmbH)
  • Klier, Andreas (Musik Klier KG)

 

Expert committee for Europe

The expert committee on Europe meets twice a year and is composed of at least three full members of the association. It creates a network between European dealers, sales teams and manufacturers to constantly draw attention to opportunities and risks in the global market, and provide information on market innovations, thus giving the SOMM community the knowledge edge needed to succeed in the market. The committee is made up of individual employees of member companies. The association can transfer individual association tasks to working committees that are organs of the association. In the event of relevant developments, crises, or situations, the SOMM office can convene the expert committee to develop rapid solutions. All members are authorised to appoint people to represent them on the expert committees.

Members

  • Sailer, Markus (ROLAND Elektronische Musikinstrumente GmbH)
  • Steinbusch, Richard (Pearl Music Europe BV)
  • Stöver, Michael (Yamaha Music Europe GmbH)

 

Expert committee for Market Research/Statistics 

The Market Research/Statistics expert committee meets twice a year and is composed of at least three full members of the association. It develops new solutions, strategies and measures for the entire association and makes them available to SOMM members. The association can transfer individual association tasks to working committees that are organs of the association. In the event of relevant developments, crises, or situations, the SOMM office can convene the expert committee to develop quick solutions. All members are authorised to appoint people to represent them on the expert committees.

Members

  • Cervenka, Dirk (ComLine GmbH)
  • Meyer, Matthias (MUSIK MEYER GmbH)
  • Schull, Sebastian (Sennheiser Vertrieb und Service GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Stöver, Michael (Yamaha Music Europe GmbH)
  • Reisinger, Rolf (extern)


Expert committee for Fairs/Exhibitions 

Members

  • Kramny, Thilo Maria (PPVMEDIEN GmbH)
  • Meyer, Matthias (MUSIK MEYER GmbH9
  • Rousies, Francois (Cordial GmbH Sound & Audio Equipment)
  • Stock, Joachim (Just Music GmbH)
  • Stöver, Michael (Yamaha Music Europe GmbH)

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