QSC Audio Products is pleased to announce the promotion of Barry Ferrell to the position of Vice President, Cinema. In his new role, Ferrell will lead the way for the company’s outstanding cinema solutions in the future, as he has for every single cinema product that the QSC has developed during his two-decade career at the company.
began his career at QSC in 1990 as an Applications Engineer and was the first
technical hire at the company in the sales and marketing department. After
holding a number of different positions there, Barry assumed the leadership
role of the Cinema Group at QSC in 2009. Under Barry’s leadership, QSC has become
a household name in the global cinema market.
has led our Cinema efforts in every way, including the development of many
outstanding products for this important marketplace,” says QSC CEO Joe Pham. “I
am very excited for Barry to be at the helm as we continue to offer our next
generation of complete Cinema solutions.”
his 22 year career at QSC, Barry has served as the product manager for every
single cinema product developed at QSC. This includes the DCA amplifiers, DCM
crossover/monitors, DCS loudspeakers and most recently the DCP line of Digital
insight into cinema products is driven by his knowledge of the growing needs of
the marketplace and by his practical experience. He began his career in cinema
and professional audio in 1980 when he was hired as an usher at a local cinema
and quickly moved in to the projection booth. Working in the booth and doing
audio installation and service work for a major theme park proved to the ideal fit
for Barry. In 1985, Barry worked for National Amusements as a union
projectionist out of local #327 before moving to Omaha in 1987 to take over the
console pre-wire department at Ballantyne Strong. After building and shipping
several thousand projection consoles, the Omaha winters drove Barry to seek
opportunities in southern California, leading him to QSC.
his years at QSC, Barry has devoted his career to improving the audio
experience in cinemas.
am very proud of the full systems solutions for Cinema that QSC has developed
over the years – from amplifiers to loudspeakers to digital cinema processors –
we offer the marketplace a total cinema solution,” says Ferrell. “I look forward to meeting new challenges in
this market. “
is involved in the activities of the International Cinema Technology
Association (ICTA) and is a frequent contributor to their technical seminars,
is a past president of the organization and currently serves on the board of