Costa Mesa, CA (November 2, 2021) - QSC is proud to announce that Cory Schaeffer was named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Adele De Berri Pioneer of AV award from AVIXA, the trade association representing the audiovisual industry worldwide.
The Adele De Berri award highlights the AV and information communications industries by recognizing pioneers who made scientific breakthroughs resulting in new AV technologies that impacted the manufacture and sales of novel products enjoyed by audiences worldwide.
“The impacts of Cory’s contributions to AV are evident across the industry,” says Anna Csontos, Executive Vice President, Chief Market Officer, and Chief of Staff, QSC. “She possesses the hallmarks of a transformational leader and pioneer including deep technical knowledge and experience, a strategic mindset, and a passion for championing and mentoring others.”
Cory started her expansive career as a business unit manager at ClearOne, and then co-founded Listen Technologies, acting as Vice President of Business Development. She then became Vice President of Sales at Harman, and served two terms on the AVIXA Board of Directors. Cory began working at QSC in 2015 and has held several executive roles contributing to the growth of the Q-SYS Platform. Currently Cory is utilizing her vast industry expertise and network as a leader in the Alliances and Ecosystem team to build out the Q-SYS Ecosystem with top manufacturers and software providers in the AV and IT industries.
Beyond her impressive technical contributions, Cory has been instrumental in elevating other women in AV as a founding member of WAVE (Women in AV), a leader in the Southern California AVIXA Women’s group, and a member of the CompTIA Council for Advancing Women in Technology.
“Cory’s energy and sheer joy with life are evident from the moment you meet her. It’s no wonder that she has played an instrumental role in the advancement of the entire AV industry, not only from a commercial and technological contribution, but also with the tremendous work she has done recognizing and mentoring the many talented women in our industry,” says Dave Labuskes, Chief Executive Officer, AVIXA. “I want to congratulate Cory on this well-deserved honor and thank her for years of service, leadership, and dedication to this industry.”
Cory received the Adele De Berri award on October 28 at InfoComm 2021.
Founded over five decades ago, QSC is a globally-recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of award-winning high-performance loudspeakers, digital mixers, power amplifiers, audio processors, digital cinema solutions, and the Q-SYS™ software-based audio, video and control ecosystem. Offering reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate and cinema applications, QSC puts customers first with its highly-acclaimed sales, service, and support networks worldwide.