Parnelli Awards

Marshall Bissett found his way into the music industry by way of the British theater scene. With the dream of working backstage in theater, Marshall transformed that dream into a successful career in concert touring starting in the 1970s. Having the music industry setting a priority of selling more...
Jim Bornhorst was hired by Rusty Brutsche, the founder of Showco, to assist with the development of sound systems.  In just a short time, Jim proved he was able to design systems as well as create company-owned products that would give Showco a leg up on the competition.  Jim gratefully enjoyed the...
Mark Engebretson has enjoyed a very long and successful career in pro audio product design and engineering.  In fact, when he was introduced at the 2013 Parnelli Awards to receive the Audio Innovators Award, it was suggested that his finger prints were on more audio products than just about anyone...
Randy "Baja" Fletcher is the producer of live events who won the 2010 Parnelli Life Time Achievement Award for his dedication to the industry.  His long and passionate career has included work with ZZ Top, Randy Travis and the entire touring career of Brooks & Dunn!  Baja's creativity and...
Bob Heil received his first break into the pro audio market when the Grateful Dead’s sound system was not available for a concert date. Bob’s own powerful system was used, and a new name for speakers and microphones was born into the world. Several of his innovative products, including sound...
Stanley Miller received the 2009 Parnelli Audio Innovator Award for his long and successful career in the music and concert production industries.  In 1962 he opened a small commercial audio store designing sound systems. He would provide sound for acts like the Smother’s Brothers and the...
Kevin Mitchell wrote the MMR cover story in 2009 dedicated to the NAMM Oral History program and has been a strong advocate and supporter ever since! His background in music (he played the piano as a child and would graduate from UMKC’s Conservatory of Music) and his love of journalism (he feels his...
Mo Morrison could often be found behind the stage at every concert and performance by Lady Gaga.  As a concert production and tour manager, he worked with many of the biggest and brightest stars in pop music and rock and roll.  His career started as a stage hand and rigger, which led to such...
Robert Scovill is a 35-year veteran of professional concert sound and recording and has mixed over 3,500 events in his career. His engineering and production talents have been enlisted by a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of marquee music acts including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Matchbox Twenty,...
Bob See was the founder of See Factor, one of the pioneering and innovative pro-lighting and pro-sound services in the world. Bob’s influential career began when Bill Graham opened up a music venue in New York City called the Fillmore East in the late 1960s. Bob cut his teeth in the lighting field...

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