Chris Leonard


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Director of Operations
Company Name
IMS Technology Services

Chris Leonard grew up surrounded by gear! His father served as sound engineer for local events and at church. This exposure ignited a passion in Chris and set his career path in the direction of Live Sound. Among the gigs important to him in his early career were providing sound for the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl parade in 2018 and as monitor engineer for Tears For Fears! Chris was hired by IMS Technology Services in 2011 as Director of Audio within the Event Staging Division. In the early stages of the 2020 Pandemic, he was promoted to Director of Operations. Chris is also one of the hosts of the Signal To Noise podcast as well as his own project How We Got Loud, which seeks to capture the full history of Live Sound, the people, the companies, and the gear. And he is well on his way to do just that!