David Boxall has been named as the first recipient of the Warren-Barnett Technical Innovation Award.
David's career in the PA industry spans more than 45 years and, for the past 35, he has been the ‘Boxall’ in ‘Baldwin Boxall’.
Prior to setting up the company with Terry Baldwin in 1982, David was principal electronic design engineer at Millbank Electronics, having started out on his audio career path with Sound Diffusion and germanium transistors.
During his career, David Boxall has designed many innovative products for the public address industry, ranging from 100V line amplifiers, hearing loop amplifiers, PA & VA, system surveillance monitoring units, automatic ambient noise sensing and level adjustment circuits to the latest digital signal processing and routeing units.
Although perhaps one of the more senior audio engineers in the country, David Boxall is still very much hands on and actively involved with the technical direction of the company. David Boxall, having spent a lifetime dedicated to the technology of the PA industry, was nominated by Peter Mapp to be the ideal first recipient of this new ISCE award.
David Boxall thanked everyone at the ISCE who was involved in organising and presenting the award to him. He said: "I am thrilled to receive this award – it was totally unexpected. It is a real honour to receive recognition for my work, especially as it is linked with Hayden Warren and Peter Barnett, both of who I knew well and held in such high esteem."
The Institute of Sound & Communications Engineers Ltd (ISCE) is a professional organisation for those working in the public address, voice alarm, sound system, hearing loop systems, audio-video, intercoms, acoustics, or any other such sector in the sound and communications industry.
ISCE members are involved in various aspects of the public address, sound and communications industry, with consultants designing and specifying systems, sound contractors supplying and installing communications solutions plus manufacturers and distributors of the leading audio brands amongst the membership.