About us

In October 2023, the last general meeting of the High End Society e.V. convened for an in-person meeting in Düsseldorf. The Board of Directors was unanimously discharged by the General Meeting for the past financial year.

The Members' Committee currently consists of

Siegfried Amft (T+A Elektroakustik GmbH)
Gunter Kürten (Thorens GmbH)
Dirk Räke (Räke HiFi Vertriebs GmbH)
Jan Sieveking (Sieveking Sound GmbH & Co. KG)
Robert Suchy (Clearaudio Electronic GmbH)
Mika Dauphin (Drei H Vertrieb GmbH)

Members of the board

Jürgen Timm

Chairman of the Board

Mail: timm[at]highendsociety.de

As the Chairman of the Board, Jürgen Timm manages the activities and projects of the HIGH END SOCIETY. The well-connected marketing expert has extensive experience in the industry thanks to his many years working as the PR & Product Manager Europe at Pioneer & Onkyo Europe GmbH and is responsible for the coordination of marketing activities for the Japanese high-end producer Technical Audio Devices Labs (TAD).

Dieter Amann

Member of the Board

Mail: amann[at]highendsociety.de

With great skills in creativity and as an expert in thinking out of the box, Dieter Amann supports the association in its work and often provides new ideas and inspiration. In his main profession, he manages the company In-Akustik, which has established itself as one of the market leaders in the field of cable production in recent years. The company is part of the Braun Group, members of which include the cable specialist braunkabel, the model railway manufacturer BRAWA and Eagle Cable.

Mansour Mamaghani

Member of the Board

Mail: mamaghani[at]highendsociety.de

Despite his demanding profession, Mansour Mamaghani still finds enough time to put his heart and soul into the work of the Board. He is the Managing Director of the family company Audio Reference, which is based in Hamburg, Germany. Over the past few years, the company has grown continuously and is now one of the largest distributors of high-end audio products in Germany.

Martina Laubert

Assistant to the Executive Board

Mail: laubert[at]highendsociety.de

As the Assistant to the Board, Martina Laubert works at the HIGH END SOCIETY office in the German city of Wuppertal, where she deals with all of the association’s administrative and organizational tasks. She has been a member of the team and a contact for our members since January 2020. Her work is supported by her many years of experience as a secretary to international management boards.

Honorary Chairman

Kurt Hecker

Honorary Chairman

Mail: hecker[at]highendsociety.de

Kurt Hecker is now increasingly enjoying his well-earned retirement. As a founding member of HIGH END SOCIETY e.V., he has a close relationship with both the association and the industry as a whole.

The committees

The association is comprised of “full members”. All of its members express solidarity with the objectives of the association and actively work to promote and support its tasks and activities. Membership is only available to legal entities. To become a member of the association, candidates must submit a written application to the Board. Decisions on membership applications are made at meetings attended by full members. An Annual General Meeting is held at least once a year. In addition, the Board invites members to extraordinary general meetings on relevant topics as and when required.

The Board and six elected members form the Committee of the HIGH END SOCIETY e.V. The Committee approves and develops projects and discusses recent developments and new trends in the industry. Its members meet in person four times a year, mostly at the HIGH END SOCIETY office in Wuppertal.

Our mission statement

You can find out more about us and our focuses in the brochure below.