Communications Engineering Inc. Ups Michael R. “Spike” Jones to VP, Sales and Marketing
Communications Engineering Inc. (CEI) has announced that Michael R. “Spike” Jones has been promoted to Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Spike brings 34 years of industry experience to his new role and an in depth understanding of broadcast, AV, and media IT technology that will help drive and shape CEI’s expanding business. He will be responsible for the direction and strategy of CEI’s growing sales and marketing teams and for driving new revenues to help achieve the company’s business objectives.
Spike joined CEI four years ago, serving as Associate Vice President, Business Development. Prior to CEI, Mr. Jones was Senior Director, Business and Solutions Development for the Canadian integrator, AZCAR. Previously, Spike held positions with the Media and Entertainment Group at Marconi Communications (formerly Fore Systems) developing global, broadband video networks for broadcast, military and government clients as well as 20 years in live event production engineering with Unitel Mobile Video in Pittsburgh, PA and CFTO (now CTV) in Canada. Mr. Jones won an Emmy for his contribution to the 2000 NBC Olympics engineering team in Sydney, Australia.
“Spikes’ been a key member of CEI since 2011 and has made tremendous contributions to the growth and success of our company,” says Lawrence Brody President and CEO. “In his new role, Spike will continue to expand the aims of the company and take us into new areas of growth.”
“I am excited about the opportunity to lead CEI’s Sales and Marketing teams in this remarkable time of advancing media technology,” says Jones. “The transition to high performance IP infrastructures for both broadcast and AV is accelerating, making the tremendous depth of CEI’s system design and implementation teams especially valuable to our customers. I can’t think of a more exciting time in our industry than now!”