QSC Founder Pat Quilter Receives Parnelli Audio Innovator Award

May 13 2015, 03:00
Recognized for more than 40 years of amplifier and loudspeaker innovations, QSC founder and current CEO of Quilter Labs, Pat Quilter will be the 2015 recipient of the Parnelli Audio Innovator Award. The 2015 Parnelli Awards will be held on October 24, 2015, at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Since 2001, the Parnelli Awards have recognized and honored pioneering, influential professionals and their contributions both as individuals and companies in the Live Event Industry. Parnelli Award nominees and recipients are voted on by the Parnelli Board of Directors as well as subscribers to Projection, Lights & Staging News, and Front of House magazines.
Pat Quilter in the seventies, when he
started building the first professional modular
amplifiers which where sold to different
loudspeaker manufacturers.
The Parnelli Audio Innovator Honor is presented to Quilter for his decades of innovations in QSC power amplifier and powered loudspeaker design. His approach to technology and innovation have been key to the success of QSC amplifiers including the PowerLight and RMX Series amplifiers, as well as loudspeakers including the popular K and KW Series powered loudspeakers.  Quilter-designed products are known for high quality sonic performance and rock-solid reliability.

“Winning the Parnelli Award is an amazing honor,” says Pat. “There are so many great companies and innovators in our industry, I’m truly humbled.  Over the years at QSC and now at Quilter Labs I have always focused on the customer and tried to design products that sound great, are reliable, and fairly priced. I love to hear from happy customers who have been using a product I’ve designed for decades and it’s still sounding great.” 

“We are all very proud of Pat,” states QSC CEO, Joe Pham. “He’s an inspiration to all of us here at QSC, and his character mirrors his products – smart, honest, reliable, and trustworthy.”
Pat is currently on the Board of Directors at QSC and CEO at Quilter Labs where he is lead designer and engineer of performance analog solid state guitar and instrument amplifiers.

The 2015 Parnelli Awards will be held on Oct. 24 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. For more information about the Parnelli Awards, visit: www.parnelliawards.com.
QSC founders Pat Quilter, Barry Andrews and John Andrews, celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary during NAMM 2008.
Pat Quilter, jamming at the NAMM 2014 in the Quilter Labs booth.

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