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Jason Knott Joins D-Tools

Longtime CE Pro Editor-in-Chief and respected industry veteran, Jason Knott, to harness his decades of industry expertise and lead D-Tools’ drive to become the trusted source of data analytics and insights for the electronic systems industry. 

CONCORD, CA, USA — April 26, 2023 — Today, D-Tools, Inc., the leading provider of core business management software that improves financial results for thousands of electronic system integrators worldwide, announced the addition of Jason Knott as Data Solutions Architect and Evangelist effective July 5th, 2023. Knott has been a fixture in the custom electronics industry for decades, heading up the leading trade publication and industry news website since 2000. In his new role, Knott will work with the D-Tools Industry Information & Insights team to define and deliver an expanded set of timely, accurate, and actionable business intelligence to stakeholders throughout the residential systems, commercial AV, and commercial security industries.  

“When Jason raised his hand to help guide the broader rollout of D-Tools’ Industry Information & Insights program, we were over the moon. Frankly, I can’t imagine anyone more qualified,” said Randy Stearns, D-Tools CEO. “I am confident that Jason’s involvement will help D-Tools fulfill its vision of delivering relevant and actionable insights to the various industry cohorts – system integrators, manufacturers, distributors, buying groups, and trade associations – in a manner that serves to benefit the industry as a whole.”

“This might be the first time ever I am at a loss for words,” comments Knott. “It is hard for me to find the right words to express how thrilled I am to have the opportunity to help drive this game-changing initiative for D-Tools. The industry is in dire need of a definitive source of timely and accurate industry analytics and insights. D-Tools is ideally positioned to capture, warehouse, analyze, and report on market activity, performance, and trends. I believe D-Tools’s business intelligence and industry insights will become the standard that everyone across the industry uses to gauge and benchmark their performance and plan for the future.”

Knott has been involved in the low-voltage electronics industry for the past 33 years, first as Editor-in-Chief of Security Sales & Integration, and in the same role at CE Pro since 2000. For the past 10 years, Knott has overseen a group of integrator-focused publications and websites, including CE Pro, Security Sales & Integration, and Commercial Integrator, as Chief Content Officer. He has served on several industry association committees over the decades, including on the CEDIA Business Education Working Group for 10 years. He is the recipient of the 2022 Consumer Technology Association Smart Home Division Leadership Award.

“I believe my familiarity with all the facets of the integration industry—from security to smart home to commercial integration—has prepared me well to take on this new challenge with D-Tools. This is going to be a blast. I can’t wait,” adds Knott.

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About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, Inc. is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate business software that caters to the unique and diverse needs of systems design and installation firms. The company’s on-premises software, System Integrator™ (SI), and cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, are robust solutions that help manage all aspects of an integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement, and installation and service management. Today, 7,000 companies in over 90 countries use D-Tools’ award-winning software to streamline business processes, leading to improved operating efficiency and increased profitability.

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Media Contacts
Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, (925) 270-4102, [email protected]
Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, [email protected]