CE Pro Podcast #8: Tim Bigoness of D-Tools Plays in Double Time

D-Tools’ chief marketing officer talks about his passion for music and drums, plus opportunities for integrators as we slowly phase out of quarantine protocols.

D-Tools' Tim Bigoness, who also plays drums in the CE Pro All-Star Band, joins the latest CE Pro Podcast.

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CE Pro Podcast 8 Tim Bigoness D-Tools

For the past 15 years or so, it’s been a match made in heaven: Tim Bigoness with D-Tools and the custom electronics industry.

Bigoness, a self-described “gearhead,” says that he’s always loved AV equipment regardless of whether it’s guitars, drumkits, stereo components or TVs, and working for D-Tools puts him in an environment with fellow “gearheads.”

According to D-Tools’ chief marketing officer, ever since he first joined the company more than a decade ago the custom installation industry has been gracious in how it accepts people, and part of that friendliness involves common interests such as gear and music.

In another installment of Industry’s Got Talent as part of this week’s CE Pro Podcast, Bigoness retraces his roots in music and how growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s exposed him to a variety of styles.

As his musical tastes developed and matured, Bigoness says he started to gravitate toward groove-oriented drummers such as John Bonham, Ringo Starr and Charlie Watts. He also appreciates the explosiveness of drummers such as Keith Moon and Mitch Mitchell.

The D-Tools CMO also expresses his appreciation for the technical prowess of prog drummers like Rush’s Neil Peart and Yes’ Bill Bruford.

Tim Bigoness’ Reasons for Custom Industry Optimism

Moving away from the music and drum discussion, Bigoness looks at the custom installation industry and predicts that as the world emerges from coronavirus quarantine, residential integrators will have opportunities for growth.

He notes that over the past several months people have been stuck at home and living with the limitations of their home technology systems. Seeing what their home systems lack, Bigoness says that integrators can fill the void to provide products, technologies and solutions to help homeowners reliably enter the era of “new normal.”

D-Tools’ Tim Bigoness jams with the CE Pro All-Star Band at last fall’s CEDIA Expo.

Bigoness cites the potential for opportunities such as networking, AV and collaboration systems in particular.

Watch the entire interview above, and check out previous CE Pro Podcast episodes on our YouTube channel.