Doug Campbell has spent 40 years in the audio/visual industry, starting in 1977, a year before the first Sony Walkman prototype was created so that co-chairman Masaru Ibuka could listen to opera music while flying abroad. So he’s seen and studied about every innovation that has come along since.
For the past eight years, Doug ran his own company, Hear More Music, which was a commercial and residential audio and visual sales and installation company. Doug joined forces with Thinker in March to help our company offer a new service, Thinker Spaces. He’s going to offer his four decades of experience to our clients to help them figure out the most capable and cost-effective sound and visual systems available today.
Q: What do you do for fun?
“I’m an avid road and trail runner. I also enjoy hiking, biking and am a music lover and an audio and video geek.”
Q: What’s your favorite place in Illinois?
“Rock Cut State Park. My wife and I enjoy hiking there and around the lake. I run the many trails there, too.”
Q: What’s your favorite place in the world?
“No one place, really. As long as I’m with my wife that is all that matters. We both like Colorado, Wyoming, Tennessee and Disney World.”
Q: What is something people are surprised to learn about you?
“I operated my own audio/video company for eight years.”
Q: What is the best advice you have received?
“You learn more about people by being quiet and let others do most of the talking.”
Q: If you could take two weeks off from all your responsibilities, where would you go and what would you do?
“I’d travel out west with my wife and hike in the mountains.”
Q: What distinguishes you from everyone else?
“I’m just a regular guy living the dream.”
Q: Your biggest challenge?”
“I’m an introvert at heart so being in sales and meeting people is not always easy for me.”
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
“I grew up watching The Monkees on TV so I wanted to be a musician and rock star. Now, I’d like to be a cowboy.”