David Boxall is the first Recipient of the Warren-Barnett Technical Innovation Award
David Boxall’s career in the Public Address (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 & Voice Alarm (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 Institute of Sound & Communications Engineers (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 whom I knew well and held in such high esteem.” \
Image shows left to right, Peter Mapp (Peter Mapp & Associates, Acoustic Consultant), David Boxall (a founding director of UK manufacturer Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd) & Doug Edworthy (Principal Consultant, Edworthy Management Consultants)