Management changes at QSC see Winkler take on EMEA and APAC
QSC has promoted Anna Csontos and Markus Winkler as part of leadership changes prompted by Gene Joly’s retirement in January 2020.
Csontos [pictured right], who joined QSC in 2011, has been promoted to executive vice president, chief market officer and chief of staff, adding to her current executive sales leadership responsibility for QSC’s business and product portfolio in the Americas. Winkler, who joined QSC in 2017, has been promoted to senior vice president, EMEA and APAC, expanding his executive sales leadership responsibilities to include QSC’s business and product portfolio for EMEA and APAC.
Winkler said: “Extending our regional sales leadership and go-to-market model to the APAC region for our entire business and product portfolio is the next logical step in executing our multi-national expansion strategy and global organisational design plans.
“The significant operational investments QSC has made internationally in the last three years to improve our responsiveness, increase our competitiveness, and scale our business will now be able to support our live sound, systems and cinema partners and customers in both EMEA and across the APAC region.”
Joly joined QSC in 2016, assuming executive sales and business unit leadership responsibility for QSC’s live sound business globally as vice president, QSC Professional. In 2018, Joly was promoted to senior vice president, Americas, adding responsibility for QSC’s systems business in the Americas.
Joe Pham, president and CEO, said: “Gene’s contributions to QSC have been tremendous and include reinvigorating growth in our live sound business and working cross-functionally to lead and guide QSC through some of the biggest and most successful product introductions in QSC history, including TouchMix 30 Pro, and the K.2, KS and CP Series loudspeakers.
“It’s been a professional and personal pleasure to have Gene part of the executive team at QSC, and I know I speak for everyone in wishing him the very best in his retirement starting in January.”
Leadership of QSC’s global cinema business is also part of these changes, with Barry Ferrell transitioning into a more product strategy focused role as VP, cinema product development and strategy. Ferrell began his career at the company in 1990 as an applications engineer. In 2009, he assumed the leadership role of the cinema group, and was promoted in 2012 and again in 2014.