QSC founders Pat Quilter, John Andrews and Barry Andrews were honoured 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 recognises music businesses that have flourished through changing business environments to reach a noteworthy anniversary.
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.
“Everyone at QSC is extremely grateful to Pat, Barry and John for their vision, leadership and management through many years of transformation at QSC,” said 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.”
Added Joe Lamond: “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. 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.
Pictured (L-R): Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO with QSC founders Pat Quilter and John Andrews