LYNGE, DENMARK – WS Audiology (WSA) announced the appointment today of Joerg Brandscheid as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of the Executive Committee.
Brandscheid is set to join the WSA team on November 1, 2023, following the completion of his current role as CTO at Polestar, Sweden’s renowned electric performance car brand.
Brandscheid brings a wealth of experience in research and development (R&D) to his new role at WSA. Throughout his career, he has held senior R&D positions at prominent organizations such as General Motors, Continental, Hella, and most recently, at Polestar. His impressive track record and technical expertise are expected to strengthen WSA’s technological capabilities and drive innovation within the company.
This appointment follows the departure of Stefan Menzl, who has served as WSA’s CTO for the past six successful years. Menzl has decided to explore new opportunities beyond WSA, with his departure effective as of September 30, 2023.
“I am delighted to welcome Joerg Brandscheid to WSA as CTO and really look forward to working with him. His solid experience and proven track record across multiple companies and brands will enhance our technology strength. At the same time, I want to thank Stefan Menzl for all his achievements at WSA. Under his leadership, we have brought important innovations to the market, most recently a world first with Signia Integrated Xperience. I wish Stefan all the best in his future endeavors.”
–Eric Bernard, President & CEO of WSA
About WS Audiology
Formed in 2019, through the merger of Sivantos and Widex, WS Audiology combines over 140 years’ experience in pioneering the use of technology to help people with hearing loss hear the sounds that make life wonderful. With truly differentiated brands like Widex, Signia, Rexton, Audio Service and Vibe, and with diverse assets across wholesale, retail, online, managed care and diagnostic solutions, we are active in over 130 markets. WS Audiology employs 12,000 people and is privately owned by the Tøpholm and Westermann families, as well as funds under the management of EQT. As a global leader, our ambition is to unlock human potential by making wonderful sound part of everyone’s life.