OUR TEAM

RICHARD NICOLAI
CEO

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 LumiNEXT and their mission of delivering high-efficiency, customized architectural products.

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 LumiNEXT’s ability to meet customer expectations and deliver on time.

FRANK ZARCONE
Director of Product Development

Frank brings 13 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.
His focus is making LED lighting implementation easy, and is an early adopter of line voltage and POE LED technology.

MARTY GAON
Vice President

Marty is a 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 dampening lighting to the forefront, a product line that he invented and patented.