DT Concepts was started in 2015 by Don Wire when a top TIDAS buoy customer wanted to expand his fleet of TIDAS buoys already in use. Don was able to make arrangements to carry on the tradition of offering very high quality, versatile coastal monitoring buoys with the former manufacturer's blessing.
Don was involved in the design, sales, and manufacture of TIDAS buoys when originally offered by S2 Yachts, starting in 2009. Serving in Technical Sales and Project Management of the TIDAS buoy program was some of the most gratifying work he did during his 26 year tenure at S2. Now as DT Concepts, a new more nimble and flexible approach to building these fine buoys is possible.
Founder & Principal Collaborator
Don’s enthusiasm for the near shore buoy market was a natural. The concept of research scientists sharing buoy data in near real time for the benefit of boaters making sound decisions about their time on the water just makes sense. Don grew up on the water and has a life long passion for yacht racing and partakes in many water and waterfront activities. Don and his wife Melissa are raising two toddlers to be lovers of the outdoors, especially anywhere near or on the water in West Michigan.