Meet the Crew

California Custom Sounds was founded in 2006 by industry veterans Zack Knoop and Rocky Palmer with a vision of car audio & vehicle technology shops like Dayton had never experienced before.  For the first 6 months, the two founders ran the entire operation by themselves, with help from a few close friends.  This meant many long hours handling sales, answering phones, and doing installs during the day then taking care of administrative responsibilities at night.  All the hard work paid off.  In the years since its inception, California Custom Sounds has grown exponentially.  We have recruited some of the finest professionals in our industry.  We have expanded our space and added additional locations, including our 2014 acquisition of Dayton's long-standing and well-respected Stereo in Dash.  We have been awarded nationwide fleet projects as well as nationally recognized awards.  It is our ongoing mission to provide mobile technology products and services with a level of quality, expertise, and service superior to our competitors.  Okay, so the long hours haven’t gone away completely, but we have a GREAT time doing what we love!  There are many places to buy mobile technology today.  It is our goal to not just “get the sale”, but to earn you as a friend and a fan of our company for life.

Rock Star 

ROCKY aka “Rock Star”
Position:
  General Manager
Cali Crew Since:  2006
Native City:  Sacramento, California
Industry Experience:
  20+ years
Specialty:
  Custom Fabrication

Z 

ZACK aka “Z”
Position: Operations Director
Cali Crew Since: 2006
Native City: Dayton, Ohio
Industry Experience:  20+ years
Specialty:
 System Tuning & Diagnostics

Tiznug

TODD aka “Tiznug”
Position: Store Manager (South)
Cali Crew Since: 2008
Native City: Trenton, Ohio
Industry Experience:  20+ years
Specialty:
  Motorcycle Audio
 Brock  BROCK
Position: Store Manager (SID North)
Stereo in Dash Crew Since: 1997
Native City

Industry Experience: 20+ years
Specialty:
 Marine Audio
  JASON aka: "Dooney"
Position: Store Manager (SID South)
Stereo in Dash Crew Since: 2016
Native City

Industry Experience:
Specialty:
   

TONY aka: "Shadow"
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2007
Native City
: West Carrollton, Ohio
Industry Experience: 10+ years
Specialty: BIG Bass!

   

ERIC (aka: E)
Position: Tint Specialist
Cali Crew Since: 2014
Native City

Industry Experience: 15+ years
Specialty: Window Tint

Taylor

TAYLOR
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2011
Native City

Industry Experience: 15+ years
Specialty:
Custom Fabrication

Vincent

BRIAN aka "Vincent"
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2013
Native City

Industry Experience: 4+ years
Specialty: Remote Start & Security

 
   

KENNY A.
Position: Sales Specialist
Stereo in Dash Crew Since: 2015
Native City

Industry Experience: 2+ years
Specialty:

   

KENNY G.
Position: Installer
Cali Crew Since: 2015
Native City

Industry Experience: 10+ years
Specialty:

 

CONNER
Position: Sales Specialist
Cali Crew Since: 2016
Native City

Industry Experience:
Specialty:

  ANDRE aka. "Burbs"
Position: Installer
Stereo in Dash Crew Since: 2016
Native City

Industry Experience: 2+ years
Specialty:
  KELLY C.
Position: Sales Specialist
Stereo in Dash Crew Since: 2016
Native City

Industry Experience:
Specialty:
  CHRISTINA
Position: Accounting Manager
Cali Crew Since: 2015
Native City
:
Industry Experience: 20+ years
Specialty: Bean Counting

Handy

HANDY
Position: Mascot
Cali Crew Since: 2006
Native City
: Dayton, Ohio
Industry Experience: More than he wants to remember!
Specialty: Lending a helping hand