QSC in Costa Mesa, Calif., announces the appointment of Staff Engineer Luis Esparza (pictured) to the Board of Directors of ALMA International, the professional association that is the global source of standards, networking, and education for the acoustics, audio, and loudspeaker industry. A key member of the QSC engineering team for more than 11 years, Esparza has been a leader in transducer development for the company’s loudspeaker products and solutions.
Esparza is the co-author of two U.S. patents: Curved Line Array US20080085027, and Loudspeaker Array, US D560207.
“I’m very honored to join the board of ALMA, who has a long standing tradition of supporting both the loudspeaker manufacturers of the world as well as the loudspeaker engineering profession,” says Esparza. “I hope I can share my own experiences as a loudspeaker and transducer engineer to assist ALMA further in being a worldwide resource for knowledge and standards in the global loudspeaker industry.”
Esparza has a rich 30-year career in the loudspeaker industry, starting out as an audio technician for the consumer division of JBL. After completing his BSEE degree at California State University, Northridge, he became a systems engineer at Harman International, developing loudspeaker system designs for the JBL and Infinity brands, and later as a systems and transducer engineer for JBL Professional. He has served as Director of Engineering for Acoustic Systems at Rancho Dominguez, Calif., which later became Eastech, a Taiwanese company.
Esparza has collaborated with companies in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia as well as part and transducer suppliers in the U.S. and Europe. Over the years, he has worked with engineering teams throughout the US, Europe and Asia, building relationships and leveraging the strengths of suppliers and part manufacturers and partnering with various manufacturing teams to improve efficiency and quality on the production floor.
“Everyone at QSC is excited about Luis’ appointment to the ALMA Board of Directors,” says John White, Vice President of R&D at QSC. “We are thrilled to see him receive this well-deserved industry recognition as a global leader in the area of loudspeaker development.”
“I look forward to being a part of ALMA as we take the next step in serving our members by providing useful resources to the engineer, facilitating suppliers and OEM/ODM companies relationships with decision makers, setting and creating standards, and fostering connections between our members on both professional and social levels,” Esparza says.