Ashly Audio has announced the hire of Gary Jones to the newly-created position of central regional sales manager, where he will bring nearly 30 years of pro audio industry experience to the role.
Jones 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,” says John Sexton, Ashly Audio 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 15 years with Altec Lansing in various marketing roles, and has also 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,” says 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.”