QSC has confirmed the passing of former colleague and industry veteran Scott Lombardo on 6 April 2022 after a long illness.
During his nine-year tenure at QSC, Scott led key initiatives for the company, both as Director, Global E-Commerce and most recently as Regional Director of Live Sound. A skilled and highly regarded senior leader in the company’s sales efforts, Scott will be most fondly remembered for his strength, kindness to others and his passion for building lasting relationships.
Over his more than 30-year career in the professional audio and music industries, Scott held a variety of sales and executive positions at companies including Fishman Acoustic Amplification, Gibson, Fender, Mesa Boogie, Sam Ash Music and Scotch Plains Music Centre.
“Scott and I worked together for six years, with him reporting to me for four of those. After about a year of him working for me, we were kind of butting heads with each other,“ said Perry Celia, QSC Professional Director of Sales, North America.
“One day he said to me, ‘As my manager, don’t just ask or tell me what you need, inspire me – that’s how I roll.’ That one line from Scott changed everything; it completely changed my relationship with him and the relationship with my entire team. He taught me that everyone needs to be inspired in their work. From there we became close friends; I will miss talking to him several times a day, about business or personal issues. Scott was just always there. He will really be missed by all of us at QSC.”
QSC said in a statement: “Our heartfelt condolences go out to Scott’s wife, Jenn, and the extended Lombardo family at this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Scott’s program, VMAT (Veterans Martial Arts Training) and Compassionate Care ALS.”