WEBSTER, NEW YORK – MAY 2012 Ashly Audio, leading manufacturer of professional and commercial grade, network-ready amplifiers and digital signal processors, announces the hire of Gary Jones to the newly-created position of central regional sales manager. Jones brings nearly thirty years of industry experience to his new role with Ashly, where he will manage Ashly’s independent rep firms throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.
“We’re very glad to have Gary on our team,” said John Sexton, Ashly’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Gary has years of relevant experience in every facet of the installed sound market, and we welcome the breadth and depth of his perspective.” Jones spent fifteen years with Altec Lansing in various marketing roles. Previously Jones worked for various companies as a professional audio manufacturer’s rep. Most recently, Jones headed a design and consulting company that worked with systems integrators on audio systems for churches, courtrooms, hotels, corporations, event centers, gymnasiums, auditoriums, warehouses, and arenas.
“Ashly is a big player in the professional power amplifier and DSP business, and I want to help make them continue their double-digit growth curve,” said Jones. “Ashly is among the last of the American-made professional power amp manufacturers, which is worth supporting, and its Protea DSP platform is unique in its power and intuitive design interface. In the short-term however, I’m just excited to get acquainted with all of my customers and reps!”