Salvatore Guerrieri (JR) has long had an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for technology and electronics. He started his first venture while in Julliard where he earned his degree in music and Audio Engineering, and then went on to be a recording engineer and professional musician. For the aforementioned venture, JR was awarded the Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the state of New Jersey in 1988. He founded his current company, Acolyte Industries Inc., in 1996 to be an award winning global manufacturer of high-quality, fully integrated LED lighting solutions. JR has lead Acolyte through tremendous high growth and product development and an ever-growing network of representatives across the globe to distribute its products. The company has established a manufacturing presence in China with rigid quality control standards, and has offices in Dubai, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China (Shanghai and Shenzhen). Under his leadership, Acolyte has become the go-to LED lighting solution for the world’s premier architects, architectural projects and lighting designers. JR has personally raised capital as well as staying involved in the business operations for all his ventures.