During the 2016 ALMA International Symposium and Expo, QSC co-founder Patrick Quilter received the Beryllium Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the loudspeaker industry. Pat Quilter joins a prestigious list of past recipients including Ed Dell, Don Keele, Andy Kotsatos, Floyd Toole, Laurie Fincham, Matthew Polk, Edgar Villchur, Paul Klipsch, Vance Dickason, Amar G Bose, and Richard Small.
The 2016 Beryllium Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Pat Quilter as part of ALMA’s Driver Awards ceremony, which is held to recognize those individuals who have had a positive impact upon the loudspeaker industry, at the annual ALMA Banquet held during the ALMA International Symposium & Expo. (AISE) in Las Vegas, NV on January 3, 2016.
ALMA International is the professional association that is the source of standards, news, networking, and education for technical and business professionals in the acoustics, audio, and loudspeaker industry. The Beryllium Lifetime Achievement Award is given by the ALMA Board of Directors in recognition of significant and sustained contributions to the loudspeaker industry over the lifetime of a career.
Pat Quilter, along with business partners Barry Andrews and John Andrews, formed Quilter Sound Company in 1968 and began building power amplifiers and guitar amplifiers for local musicians and artists. Today that company is QSC – one of the leading global manufacturers of professional audio products, with a staff of over 400 skilled professionals and offices worldwide. In 2011, Pat Quilter founded Quilter Labs, where he designs and manufactures premiere guitar and musical instrument amplifiers for some of the leading artists and performers in the music industry.
“We are thrilled to see Pat Quilter receive this Lifetime Achievement Award from ALMA International,” says Joe Pham, QSC CEO. “Pat is a true innovator and continues to inspire all of us at QSC.”
“I’m extremely honored to be recognized by ALMA International and humbled to receive the Beryllium Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Pat Quilter. “In my years at QSC and at Quilter Labs, I have had one main focus – developing products that enrich the lives of our customers. I’m gratified to see that the ALMA members share this passion for improving audio, and so this award is especially meaningful. I’m also pleased to note that I made some very interesting professional contacts while attending the convention, which I hope to work into future product developments in the years ahead. So as we like to say in the music business ‘please stay tuned!’”
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