QSC's Evan MacKenzie and Mauricio Saint Martin join Hermes Music VP Greg Morrison and CEO Alberto Kreimerman. Mexico (August 16, 2007)--QSC Audio Products, Inc. has donated $10,000 to the Hermes Music Foundation's "A Project of Love," a program developed by Hermes Music founder and CEO Alberto Kreimerman to aid the Huichole indigenous community.
Known for their creativity and artistic talents, which find colorful expression in music and ornately decorated musical instruments, embroidery, beadwork and hats, the Huichole people live in Mexico's West/Central Sierra Madre Occidental in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. The Huichole community relies upon its art and farming to survive in a region that is arid for half the year and a nearly impenetrable jungle the rest.
"On behalf of myself and everyone lending their time and resources to the Hermes Music Foundation, I can't express enough gratitude to QSC for its generous donation," Kreimerman said during a ceremony in which the gift was given at Summer NAMM in Austin, TX. "These funds will go a long way in helping to preserve and enhance the cultural and artistic wealth of a very special group of proud people."
QSC's director of Marketing Communications Evan MacKenzie and director of Sales Mauricio Saint Martin jointly presented Kreimerman with a symbolic "big check" displaying the full amount of the donation at Summer NAMM.
"The Hermes Music Foundation has done so much for those in need that it's hard for any dollar-amount contribution to seem relevant in comparison," Saint Martin said. "All of us at QSC are pleased to be supporting such a worthwhile cause."
With its main facility in the US today based in Pharr, TX, Hermes Music was founded by Kreimerman in 1982. Since then, the company has built an international reputation based upon its sales and service of professional audio and lighting equipment, as well as musical instruments in the US, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Active on a number of levels, the Hermes Music Foundation sponsors a variety of programs designed to help those living in poverty and suffering the aftermath of natural disasters.