Classroom Sound and Education Technology Leader FrontRow Appoints Mark Jones as New Vice President of U.S. Sales

Mark Jones, FrontRow's VP of U.S. Sales

Jones brings over 15 years’ nationwide experience in classroom audio and K-12 campus communications solutions.


Petaluma, Calif. (March 1, 2017)—San Francisco Bay Area-based FrontRow has appointed Mark Jones as its new Vice President of U.S. Sales. The move comes as the organization prepares for sales growth in its signature category, classroom audio, and in its campus communication solutions products.

“Our classroom and campus-wide communications products are more relevant than ever. Thanks to ongoing independent research and data proving the benefits of classroom sound and the efficiency of network-based paging and alerting, we are seeing remarkable growth in the need for our solutions to optimize students’ quality of education,” states FrontRow CEO Jens Holstebro. “Mark’s breadth of experience and know-how will ensure our nationwide sales organization caters to the needs of every client and continues to provide outstanding customer service, even as the demand for our products dramatically increases.”

In his 15 years in classroom sound and education technology, Jones has established a record of success marked by a series of promotions to positions of increased influence, authority, and responsibility—most recently at Lightspeed, where he started as Territory Manager and ascended to Vice President of U.S. Sales.

“I'm passionate about the difference voice amplification makes in the lives of students and teachers,” says Jones. “At FrontRow, it’s exciting to get to work alongside educators and technology professionals not only at the classroom level, but also on a campus-wide level, to improve the whole-school learning environment for all.”

Jones’ deep industry insight and knowledge, make him a trusted advisor to school teachers, school and district administrators, education information technologists, and consultants ready to deploy top technologies within their campuses. He has the ability to translate client business requirements into technical specifications, building long-term, trusting client partnerships and delivering customized solutions narrowly tailored to meet the unique needs of each customer.

About FrontRow is a technology company that helps schools communicate effortlessly with students, groups, and devices. Schools choose FrontRow because its products for better academic outcomes and a safer, more efficient campus. Solutions include:

·         Classroom sound for media and teacher voice reinforcement

·         Automated lecture capture and distribution

·         AV control and management

·         Campus communication and control, including IP paging, intercom, bell scheduling, and automated emergency response

FrontRow is based in northern California, and is part of the William Demant Group. Founded in 1904 and listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange (CSE3247), William Demant comprises a group of international companies that develop, manufacture, and sell innovative and highly advanced technological solutions in the hearing healthcare and educational field. Through 45 Group companies located in over 20 countries, consolidated sales exceed US$1.4 billion.