QSC Expands its Leadership Team with Senior Management Promotions

by Jacob Coakley
From top to bottom: Perry Celia, Anna Scontos, and Arnie Marx
From top to bottom: Perry Celia, Anna Scontos, and Arnie Marx

COSTA MESA, CA — QSC promoted several long-term employees to senior leadership roles within its global sales, engineering and executive management teams. The new promotions include Anna Csontos to Vice President, Chief of Staff; Perry Celia to Senior Director, Domestic Sales and Arnie Marx to Senior Director, Software Development.

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“QSC has been very fortunate to have an extremely healthy business that continues to grow year after year, and this is due in large part to the talented people who work here and continue to grow in their careers, “ says QSC CEO Joe Pham. “We congratulate Anna, Perry, and Arnie and I am extremely confident that QSC will continue to benefit immensely from all of their efforts and contributions.” 

Anna Csontos, Vice President, Chief of Staff, has been a key member of the QSC Executive Team since joining the company in 2011, playing an instrumental role in developing business strategies for growth. In her new role, Anna will oversee the Legal department and the Systems business development teams while continuing to lead the Application Engineering Team (AET) and execute various strategic initiatives for the company. Prior to joining QSC, Anna worked for McKinsey & Company.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve QSC and our customers in this expanded capacity, and excited to help the company continue its growth momentum, building upon our strong foundation and successful track record of innovation, quality, and customer service,” says Csontos.

Perry Celia has been promoted to Senior Director, Domestic Sales for the Professional business unit at QSC. He has spent the past 8 years at the company, holding a variety of sales management positions, where he has succeeded in delivering outstanding sales results and customer service. A 30-year veteran of the Pro Audio industry, Celia began his career at West L.A. Music and has held sales management roles at Lone Wolf, Sound Source, Alesis and JBL Professional. He was also previously Vice President/Partner at Sound Marketing West, a major rep firm representing brands such as Harman Professional, Presonus, TASCAM, Symetrix and Polycom.

“QSC has terrific sales, marketing, R&D and support teams and I am very proud to be part of the success and future growth of the Professional division,” adds Celia. 

Arnie Marx has been appointed Senior Director, Software Development at QSC. In his 16 years at the company, Marx has overseen countless software and firmware developments, including the acclaimed Q-Sys Designer releases. In his new role, he will continue to oversee software development for the company’s Boulder and Costa Mesa teams and will play an integral role in the development of their global software development efforts. Prior to joining QSC, Arnie held positions at Kofax Image Products and Russell Information Sciences.

“It’s an extremely exciting time to working at QSC.  The growth and success of the company over the past few years has been incredible,” adds Marx. “I’m honored to be leading our software engineering team as we enter our next phase of growth driven by truly innovative, software-based products.”

In addition to these promotions, Claudé Zamboni, Vice President, IT and Karon Evanoff, Vice President, Supply Chain, join the company’s Executive Team, further expanding their roles at the company.

Year after year, QSC has been consistently named one of the Top Places to Work in Orange County by The Orange County Register, based upon employee surveys in the region. The company has earned this distinction in five of the last six years and ranks at the top of mid-sized manufacturers in the region.

About QSC

Founded nearly five decades ago, QSC is a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors(DSP), and the Q-SYS™ networked audio, video and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate and cinema customers worldwide.