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QSC Promotes Jatan Shah to Executive VP-COO, Barry Ferrell to VP, Cinema

QSC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jatan Shah

QSC Audio Products in Costa Mesa, Calif., announces the promotions of Jatan Shah to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and the promotion of Barry Ferrell to Vice President, Cinema. In his new role, Shah will oversee the company’s finance, R&D, manufacturing, supply chain, IT, and legal functions.

“Since joining QSC, Jatan has made unparalleled contributions to our success through his leadership and critical thinking,” says Joe Pham, QSC Chief Executive Officer. “He has led many key efforts across the organization in the areas of financial management, product development, and an operations transformation. His exceptional business skills and leadership traits make him an invaluable member of our executive team as we move forward in building the future at QSC. I am thrilled and very grateful to have a professional of his caliber working with us.”

Shah joined QSC in 2010 and has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer, leading the Finance, R&D, Legal, and IT departments. Prior to joining the company, Shah served for five years as senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm recognized as one of the most prestigious in the world. Shah spent the previous five years as a manager at United Technologies Corporation, a provider of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.

“We have very high aspirations for QSC in achieving long-term growth and I am very excited to be a part of the executive team which will be taking the company to the next level,” Shah adds. “I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that my new role presents, and the ability to further solidify the foundation of QSC’s finance, IT, legal, manufacturing, supply chain, and R&D functions to enable our growth aspirations.”

QSC Vice President, Cinema, Barry Ferrell

Barry Ferrell, VP, Cinema at QSC, began his career at the company in 1990 as an applications engineer and was the first technical hire at the company in the sales and marketing department. After holding a number of different positions there, Ferrell assumed the leadership role of the Cinema Group at QSC in 2009. Under Ferrell’s leadership, QSC has become a household name in the global cinema market.

“Barry has led our Cinema efforts in every way, including the development of many outstanding products for this important marketplace,” says QSC CEO Joe Pham. “I am very excited for Barry to be at the helm as we continue to offer our next generation of complete Cinema solutions.”

Over his 22-year career at QSC, Ferrell has served as the product manager for every single cinema product developed at QSC. This includes the DCA amplifiers, DCM crossover/monitors, DCS loudspeakers and most recently the DCP line of Digital Cinema Processors.

“I am very proud of the full systems solutions for Cinema that QSC has developed over the years—from amplifiers to loudspeakers to digital cinema processors,” says Ferrell. “We offer the marketplace a total cinema solution. I look forward to meeting new challenges in this market. “

Ferrell is involved in the activities of the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and is a frequent contributor to its technical seminars. He is also a past president of the organization and currently serves on its board of directors.

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