Las Vegas, NV (January 8, 2016)—Loudspeaker industry trade organization ALMA International has named QSC founder Pat Quilter as the 2016 recipient of the Beryllium Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 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 banquet held during the ALMA International Symposium & Expo in Las Vegas, NV on January 3, 2016.
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, QSC is a global manufacturer of professional audio products, with offices worldwide and a staff of more than 400 people. Not one to sit still, in 2011, Pat Quilter founded Quilter Labs, where he designs and manufactures guitar and musical instrument amplifiers.
“I’m extremely honored to be recognized by ALMA International and humbled to receive the Beryllium Lifetime Achievement Award,” said 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 ALMA 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!’”
“We are thrilled to see Pat Quilter receive this Lifetime Achievement Award from ALMA International,” said Joe Pham, QSC CEO. “Pat is a true innovator and continues to inspire all of us at QSC.”