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QSC founders awarded NAMM Milestone Award for 50 years of service

Pat Quilter, Barry Andrews and John Andrews recognised for 50 years of QSC

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 recognizes music businesses that have flourished through changing business environments to reach a noteworthy anniversary.

“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 its ’50 Years and Forward’ campaign.”

The original focus for QSC was hand-built guitar amplifiers – the company only later evolved become a world-leading brand in power amplifiers. 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.

“NAMM is honoured 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,” said Joe Lamond. “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.

Read an exclusive interview with the QSC leaders in our new Genius issue now