QSC have announced the promotions of Anna Csontos and Markus Winklez effective October 1,2019. Csontos, who joined the company 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. Markus Winkler, who joined QSC in 2017, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, EMEA & APAC, expanding his executive sales leadership responsibilities to include QSC’s business and product portfolio for all of EMEA and APAC.
The timing of these leadership changes were in part triggered by Gene Joly’s decision to retire at the end of January 2020. 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.
Leadership of QSC’s highly successful global Cinema business is also part of these changes, and with the introduction of the CMS-5000 media server and the increasing adoption of the Q-SYS Ecosystem in the Cinema market, Barry Ferrell is transitioning into a more product strategy focused role as VP, Cinema Product Development and Strategy.
“Barry’s leadership of our Cinema business has resulted in QSC having one of the strongest brands and most competitive product portfolios in the global Cinema market,” said Joe Pham, President and CEO. “This change will allow Barry to focus on his passion and talents while applying his deep business and technical knowledge of our Cinema product roadmap and portfolio, while shifting sales leadership responsibilities to Anna and Markus who will work with the existing QSC Cinema sales teams on the expanding number of cinema opportunities worldwide.”
“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 organizational design plans,” shares Winkler. “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. It’s a very exciting time at QSC.”