QSC in Costa Mesa, Calif., announces that QSC founder and current CEO of Quilter Labs, Pat Quilter (pictured), will be the 2015 recipient of the Parnelli Audio Innovator Award. Since 2001, the Parnelli Awards have recognized and honored pioneering, influential professionals and their contributions both as individuals and companies in the Live Event Industry.
Parnelli Award nominees and recipients are voted on by the Parnelli Board of Directors as well as subscribers to Projection, Lights & Staging News and Front of House magazines.
The Parnelli Audio Innovator Honor is presented to Quilter for his decades of innovations in QSC power amplifier and powered loudspeaker design. His approach to technology and innovation have been key to the success of QSC amplifiers including the PowerLight and RMX Series amplifiers, as well as loudspeakers including the K and KW Series powered loudspeakers. Quilter-designed products are known for high quality sonic performance and rock-solid reliability.
Quilter is currently on the Board of Directors at QSC and CEO at Quilter Labs, where he is lead designer and engineer of performance analog solid-state guitar and instrument amplifiers.
“Winning the Parnelli Award is an amazing honor,” says Quilter. “There are so many great companies and innovators in our industry, I’m truly humbled. Over the years at QSC and now at Quilter Labs I have always focused on the customer and tried to design products that sound great, are reliable, and fairly priced. I love to hear from happy customers who have been using a product I’ve designed for decades and it’s still sounding great.”
“We are all very proud of Pat,” states QSC CEO, Joe Pham. “He’s an inspiration to all of us here at QSC, and his character mirrors his products—smart, honest, reliable and trustworthy.”