Superior Lighting From Design To Delivery

Our talented lighting and design experts use light as their paintbrush. Each solution is customized to meet the needs of our customers. We carefully integrate state-of-the art technology with innovative design to ensure excellence and consistent performance over the lifetime of the system. Our products are both beautiful – and built to last. Whether it’s harsh environmental conditions or evolving design trends, our solutions are always one step ahead. Whatever your needs may be – living, working, or transit – we enhance the user experience in every way possible.

Our Design Philosophy is Guided
By Excellence & Innovation

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Dedicated engineers blend craftsmanship and science to create next-generation lighting.

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American-made products that are backed by exceptional customer support.

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Customized, sophisticated lighting designed for any space or environment.

We make lighting do what others cannot.

Over 30 years ago, Apogee Lighting was founded on the revolutionary belief that light and art are one and the same. The founders invested deeply in R&D and innovative technologies, giving our engineer and design teams the freedom to create next-generation lighting concepts that are functional, beautiful, installation-friendly, and energy conscious. Today we continue to push the boundaries, and influence the lighting industry, with a variety of solutions for commercial, industrial and residential buildings that allow customers to enjoy spectacular lighting features without sacrificing quality.

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Our Team

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RICHARD NICOLAI, Member of the Board

With over 50 years experience in the electrical manufacturing industry, Richard has created a niche in the architectural and infrastructure lighting space.

Richard pioneered LED lighting in the transit sector, with industry-leading efficiency and optical platforms that made Apogee Lighting the leader in transit lighting. His experience in the design build arena has laid the foundation for Apogee Lighting and their mission of delivering high-efficiency, customized architectural products.

JIM HUNTER, Chief Executive Officer

Jim brings almost 20 years of lighting experience, having started with Philips Lighting in Toronto back in 2000. After moving to New Jersey in 2003, Jim spent the next seven years at Philips North American headquarters rising to the role of Vice President Strategic Marketing. Jim then joined an LED start-up, Luminus Devices and remained there until it was sold in 2013 to Sa’nan. Following a short period running Samsung’s US LED lighting business Jim joined MaxLite as Senior VP Sales & Marketing where he led multiple years of strong sales growth.

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MICHAEL BOYD, Chief Operating Officer

Michael brings 15 years experience in electrical infrastructure installation and mechanical development. Michael was responsible for spearheading several multimillion dollar projects at any given time during his days at Five Star Electric. Michael has an astute mind for meeting designers and installers’ needs without compromising manufacturability.

With over 100 design build projects under his belt, he is the driving force behind Apogee’s ability to meet customer expectations and deliver on time.

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IAN BRESS, Chief Financial Officer

Ian is a finance professional with over 30 years’ experience in M&A, debt structuring and equity financings.

Prior to joining Apogee, Ian was formerly the Chief Financial Officer for Net@Work the NYC based technology consulting leader in the middle market ERP software market and the largest Sage USA reseller in North America.  Ian is a CPA and senior financial executive that has seeded a successful healthcare technology company (Electronic Health Record Company), and has led growth in his role as CFO for private equity backed service companies and rapid growth technology companies.

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MARTY GAON, Vice President

Marty is an accomplished electrical engineer and scientist who holds many patents across multiple disciplines.

Marty’s duties at Apogee range from sales marketing to research and development. He is currently focused on bringing acoustic damping lighting to the forefront, a product line that he invented and patented.

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FRANK ZARCONE, Vice President of Technology

Frank brings 16 years of experience in the LED space, holding various positions in sales, marketing and development. Having worked for industry leaders Seoul Semiconductor and Toyota, he has extensive experience in component, module and fixture design.

Frank has 4 granted patents and 4 patents pending for inventions ranging from UVC sanitizing fixtures to Power over Ethernet lighting. His focus is making LED implementation easy on the end user. 


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