Anaheim, CA (January 30, 2018) – QSC founders Pat Quilter, John Andrews and Barry Andrews were honored at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music products industry. Presented by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, the Milestone Award recognizes music businesses that have flourished through changing business environments to reach a noteworthy anniversary.
“Everyone at QSC is extremely grateful to Pat, Barry and John for their vision, leadership and management through many years of transformation at QSC,” says Joe Pham, QSC President and CEO. “We congratulate the company Founders on receiving the NAMM Milestone Award in 2018 as QSC celebrates 50 Years and Forward.”
Starting out in a small industrial building in Costa Mesa, California as “Quilter Sound Things”, the original focus for QSC was hand-built guitar amplifiers; the company only later transforming and evolving to become a world-leading brand in power amplifiers. Throughout the years, becoming a world-class solutions provider of products in the live sound, systems integration and cinema marketplaces throughout the globe, QSC has always been a brand known for unmatched quality and reliability. In 2018, QSC celebrates its “50 Years and Forward” milestone, committed to continuing to offer innovations in its company and technologies, new opportunities for people, and solutions for customers across the globe.
“NAMM is honored to recognize Pat Quilter, Barry Andrews and John Andrews for their 50 years in business and service to both the music products industry and their community,” says Joe Lamond. “The founders of QSC have demonstrated the perseverance and passion to stand the test of time, inspire countless others and create a more musical world for the benefit of all.”
The Milestone Awards are presented annually to industry leaders celebrating notable anniversaries during the annual winter NAMM Show, which brings together over 100,000 industry professionals to preview the latest gear, attend educational sessions and network with peers from around the world.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion dollar music products industry. NAMM is comprised of more than 10,000 members from around the world. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation’s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music and advance active participation in music making.
QSC 50 Years and Forward celebrates a company founded over five decades ago, now a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors (DSP), and the Q-SYS™ networked audio, video and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate and cinema customers worldwide.