Joe Pham, second from right, pictured with QHI board member Charles Quilter and QSC Audio founders, Barry Andrews, Pat Quilter, and John Andrews.
COSTA MESA, CA—Joe Pham has been promoted to CEO of QSC Audio Products. Pham joined QSC in 2004 and has been extremely instrumental in guiding the company’s growth and transition from being known primarily as a professional audio amplifier manufacturer to an organization regarded worldwide as 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,” Pham said. “I am absolutely thrilled to take on this new role, and it’s a responsibility I do not take lightly. I want to thank Pat, Barry, and John for their invaluable guidance and especially acknowledge the hundreds of dedicated QSC employees who make QSC such a special place.”
“Joe possesses an unusual 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, QSC. “We lit the rocket that powered QSC for 40-plus years, now with Joe at the helm we’re ready to see what the second stage can really do.”
Pham joined QSC in 2004 serving as the company’s chief strategy and technology officer. In 2007, Pham was promoted to COO 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 Barry and John Andrews will begin to transition away from day-to-day operations and the active management of the company they founded over 42 years ago. Quilter will divest himself from direct engineering work and move into an advising and consulting capacity. He will also focus his time on other business ventures and interests. Barry and John Andrews will turn their attention to QSC Holdings, Inc. (QHI) 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 of QHI.