QSC Names New CEO
QSC said that Joe Pham has been promoted to CEO of QSC Audio Products LLC.
QSC said that Joe Pham has been promoted to CEO of QSC Audio Products LLC. Pham joined QSC in 2004 and has been instrumental in guiding the company’s growth and transition from being primarily a professional audio amplifier manufacturer to a complete professional audio systems manufacturer.
“Words cannot even begin to describe how truly humbled and honored I am at the trust that’s being placed upon me,” says Pham in a statement.
“Joe possesses a combination of assets: a serious technical degree, world-class business training, and he’s a musician. Many of us in the audio industry feel lucky if we possess only one of these qualifications,” said Pat Quilter, chairman of the board of QSC, in a statement.
Pham joined QSC in 2004 serving as the company’s chief strategy and technology officer. In 2007, Pham was promoted to chief operating officer where he began overseeing sales, marketing, R&D, operations, human resources, finance, and strategy.
Prior to joining QSC, Pham was with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he worked with chief executives from Fortune 50 companies creating business strategies aimed at driving new growth. Pham holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA and is a former professor of electrical engineering.
With the ascension of Pham to CEO, Quilter and outgoing co-CEOs Barry and John Andrews will begin to transition away from day-to-day operations and the active management of the company they founded more than 42 years ago. Quilter will divest himself from direct engineering work and move into an advising and consulting capacity, according to the company. He will also focus his time on other business ventures and interests.
Barry and John Andrews will turn their attention to QSC Holdings, which is the primary owner of QSC Audio Products. Barry Andrews will remain active in a business and product strategy role, while John Andrews will concentrate on higher level financial, legal, and other issues and activities.