Team K-Tek

Manfred Klemme


Manfred spent many years with Nagra Hollywood. While there, Manfred was at the center of many industry innovations and was a key player in introducing time code along with his good friend Mike Denecke. In 1996 Klemme founded K-Tek to provider better tools for Audio Professionals worldwide. The design and development of the K-Tek Microphone Boompole and accessories for on-set motion picture sound recording was honored with a Technical Achievement Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1998.
Manfred was also honored with the 2009 Cinema Audio Society (CAS) President’s Award at the CAS Awards Dinner on February 27th, 2010. The President’s Award is presented by the President and Board of Directors of the CAS to an individual dedicated to the advancement of sound.
He always championed the sound department as unsung heroes of motion picture production.

Manfred passed away in 2010, and everyone at K-Tek still tries to do things “Manfred’s way”.

Brenda Klemme

Owner & President

Brenda was born into and raised in the industry. Accompanying her dad and K-Tek founder Manfred at a young age.
Brenda has a great appreciation for the industry, having worked both in front of and behind the camera; and has devoted most of her life advancing K-Tek products and services.
Loyal to Manfred’s legacy, Brenda is devoted to the customers base, but also ensures that the small K-Tek family business is a positive and safe workplace that continues to grow.

When Brenda isn’t actively running and managing K-Tek, she’s spending time with her two kids.

Tino Liberatore

Managing Director

Tino started in the industry as a fine-mechanical apprentice and later technician for camera mogul ARRI. Since then he’s worked for many different manufacturers in various capacities and has globally supported Motion Picture Production.
As Managing Director, Tino handles all operations, travels to tradeshows, dealers and customers worldwide to educate them about the various K-Tek product lines and their detail features.

A multi-lingual frequent traveler, Tino loves Italian cuisine, soccer and sunny days. When he’s not travelling on behalf of K-Tek or steering the K-Tek ship at the K-Tek HQ in California, he’s with his son in Munich, Germany.

Al Ahmadi

Director of Operations

With a formal background in live entertainment, Al worked both on Theatrical as well as Sound Stages. Trading his on-set tools for the classroom, Al went back to school to study Marketing Communications, but ultimately was drawn back to the industry. Working for some of the biggest manufacturers for Motion Picture Production, Al has lived and worked around the world before coming to join the team at K-Tek. After running marketing & product management for 6 years at K-Tek, Al started a business consulting firm and spun up multiple businesses as a serial entrepreneur.
In 2024, we successfully convinced him to come back to K-Tek and leverage his product and industry knowhow. With his operational skills Al is streamlining our operations and introducing new processes and tools to future proof our business.

Always a big jokster, Al loves to laugh, food and all things water: pool, the ocean, and sparkling water. At home he loves to watch movies, TV, and play with his cats.

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