Webster, NY (September 1, 2009)–Ashly Audio has appointed John Sexton to the position of national sales manager. Sexton, who will be based in Oklahoma, started out in the professional audio industry at Altec Lansing Corporation and has since amassed 25 years of experience in various regional, national and international sales and marketing positions.
Sexton joins Ashly Audio following seven years as vice president of sales and marketing for Altec Lansing Technologies (Milford, PA). There, he helped spearhead the reintroduction of the brand to the pro audio industry through airport and hotel installations worldwide. Prior to that, Sexton had a four-year stint as regional sales manager with The Jones Sales Group (Flower Mound, TX) through 2001, representing Bosch Communications Systems and other product lines in the Gulf Coast region.
Having joined Altec Lansing Corporation as customer service manager in 1983, Sexton quickly rose to the position of international sales manager then director of sales for Altec Lansing and University Sound. Following that, for four years through 1997, Sexton was director of international sales for EVI Audio (Buchanan, MI), where he oversaw the international distribution network for Altec Lansing, Electro-Voice and University Sound products in Southeast Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and Latin America.
“John brings to Ashly a great deal of experience, a high level of energy and enthusiasm, a work ethic that is contagious, and, of utmost importance, he is a man of integrity,” said Dave Parse, president, Ashly Audio. “John has been in the pro audio business for many years and is very knowledgeable with respect to our industry, and the people in our industry that can enhance the growth of Ashly. This includes the accounts, the consultants and the technology that drives demand for Ashly products.”
“I’m excited to be able to put my extensive sales and marketing experience to work for Ashly Audio in the installed sound and professional audio markets,” said Sexton. “During its 35 years in business, the company has grown to become one of the world leaders in power amp and signal processing design. I’m really looking forward to building further on that reputation.”