San Jose, CA (September 23, 2020) – AVDG is pleased to announce the appointment of industry veteran Jay Jones, CTS, to the position of National Procurement Manager.
Jones enters his new role at AVDG with significant experience spanning more than 26 years in systems integration and technology design, where he has led teams of varying sizes in the audiovisual industry. His appointment underscores AVDG’s ongoing expansion in the commercial and residential market sectors throughout North America and comes on the heels of AVDG's appointment of Mohit Parasher as President of Business Solutions. Jones will report directly to Doug Carnell, VP of Business Solutions at Guitar Center, AVDG’s parent company.
In his new position as National Procurement Manager, Jones will provide leadership at all levels of the organization, overseeing AVDG’s procurement needs across the nation, including the hiring, training and mentoring of purchasing department personnel. Jones will help implement plans to maximize revenue and drive profitability for AVDG, including developing and executing a Preferred Vendor Partner Program. In addition to leading AVDG's purchasing team members, Jones will work closely with project managers, sales professionals, designers, installers and support personnel on the implementation of procurement strategies throughout the organization.
“We are excited to have industry veteran Jay Jones join our growing enterprise," said Doug Carnell. "He will continue the very strong relationships we have with our vendors, while providing enhanced support to our sales teams, project engineers, project managers and other AVDG associates."
Prior to joining AVDG, Jones was Director of Global Procurement at Electrosonic, where he established procurement standards, overseeing the management of an international purchasing team based in London and Los Angeles. He also founded audiovisual integrator AVMAN in 2001 and served as the Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition in 2019.
“With the investments AVDG has made in both our infrastructure and our people, I am delighted to join this illustrious company and its talented team,” said Jones. “I look forward to working with the company’s various departments to expand the company’s procurement strategies.”
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Photo caption: Jay Jones, CTS, AVDG National Procurement Manager
About Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG)
Now part of the Guitar Center Business Solutions group, Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG) was originally founded in 1996 and is an established leader in the design and installation of audiovisual systems. AVDG is a premier commercial and residential audiovisual system integrator. AVDG is able to meticulously design and engineer systems, provide expert technology design services, professional installation, and world-class service across the U.S. AVDG empowers end users to operate systems effortlessly, improve connectivity, and position their investment for maximum, long-term success. AVDG maintains and secures the success of their technologies through their extensive Simplicity service programs.
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