Farlite™ Management Team
R. Hunter Knight
Hunter Knight’s vast experience in technology innovation and integration has been a driving force behind Farlite’s differentiating technology. Hunter is President of two software companies – All By Remote Solutions (ABR) and its global partner Integrated Command Software (ICS), where he leads the innovation teams for EnterpriseSMS® Systems Software. Under his leadership, he has successfully led ESMS deployment in defense, oil and gas, environmental management, airports and transport, identity management, physical security, emissions monitoring, and incident management. In the past 34 years, ESMS has successfully integrated close to 5000 technologies. These solutions provide real-time business intelligence and operations management including command, control, communications and applications.
As a software developer, Hunter is continuously involved in accommodating special requirements involving new technology and using technology in innovative ways to deliver diverse, unique services. He served on the board of directors of the Security Industry Association (SIA) for 14 years and chaired its All-Industry Standards committee. In this capacity he led the global security industry’s efforts to create open, effective integration and performance standards for security products by developing a standards business structure that could be sustained over time.
Hunter has a master’s degree in Theoretical Physics and was nominated for a Ph.D. in Nuclear Structure Theory from Indiana University. He was a computer science instructor at Indiana State University and was also an instructor at the Indiana State Military Academy. Hunter served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and Army National Guard as a Chemical Officer, Intelligence Officer, and Combat Support Company Commander.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Frank Giacalone brings four decades of experience in energy finance and development to Farlite, with an extensive background in infrastructure development, construction, and operations, including over $10 billion in acquisitions and divestitures across renewables, natural gas and electric power assets.
Frank is also the Founder and CEO of Navasota Energy Solutions and the Navasota Energy family of companies, where he has guided the development, financing, ownership and operations of more than 16 GW of conventional renewable energy generation assets. His highly sought-after experience also brought him to Circon Energy, where he is responsible for the overall development and delivery of multi-product energy infrastructure for the company and its subsidiaries. Frank also served as Vice President of Development and Asset Management for NRG Energy Inc.
An avid outdoorsman and adventurer, Frank, along with his wife Marcelle, continually invest their personal resources into others with a talent and enthusiasm to improve the lives of people and wildlife globally. Frank helped fund an effort to catalog the genomes of animals on three continents through Texas A&M University.
Scott brings 30 years of experience in electronics, aerospace, energy and semiconductor industries to his role as Farlite’s Director of Technology and Engineering. He is also the current Director OF Engineering for Superior Gas Solutions (SGS), an energy company developing associated gas (flare gas) mitigation systems, leading a multi-disciplinary team developing a modular system that converts associated gas, currently flared, into a clean fuel stream with no waste products. He was also involved in the company’s carbon allotrope development and in the direct gas injection/ignition system for reciprocating engines.
Prior to SGS, Scott was electrical engineering manager at aerospace instrumentation supplier Cleveland Electric Labs, developing and patenting several fiber optic sensors using both fiber Bragg grating and interferometric techniques. He also spent three years at ASM America developing semiconductor process equipment control and automation system, and 22 years at Motorola, including in their corporate research labs, flat panel display division, and government electronics group. Scott currently has 22 issued patents with several more pending and has published numerous technical papers.
Scott served in the United States Air Force for 25 years, the last four years as a researcher with the Night Vision Devices Lab at The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
For three decades Sherrie has served as Vice President of Product Development for All By Remote Solutions (ABR) and Integrated Command Software (ICS), its global partner, leading the EnterpriseSMS® System Software (ESMS) team. ABR products support the integration of subsystems like video surveillance, emissions monitoring, TWIC compliance, access control, SCADA operations, intrusion detection, perimeter security, video content analysis, infrastructure monitoring and maintenance, and communications subsystems. In the past 27 years ESMS has successfully integrated close to 5000 different technologies, with Sherrie responsible for database design and implementation and product quality assurance. She also developed product documentation and training courses.
Sherrie’s previous experience includes a variety of positions with Tenneco Oil Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin.
Marcelle applies her 20+ years of experience as a top sales producer in the B2B arena to lead Farlite’s sales and marketing activities. She has successfully led sales and marketing activities across several private and public companies, including TransFirst/Tysis Merchant Services, Heartland/Global payments and First Data merchant services. Throughout her sales and marketing career Marcelle has consistently ranked as a national top 10 sales producer, earning her a Presidents Club award along with many others.
Marcelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Doane College, with a minor a stage and theater. She is also a graduate of Leadership Lubbock.