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March 2022 Employee Spotlight: Frank Maciel

Serving with honor and integrity at Knight since 2011

This month's employee spotlight is on Field Technical Director Frank Maciel! Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Frank has been working with the Installation team at Knight's Houston office for over 10 years. In this article, we learn more about what keeps Frank busy outside of work, what his hobbies are, and what he likes best about working at Knight!


Do you have any certifications or degrees?

I have an Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering and certifications in Milestone MCIT MCIE and MCDE, Genetec STC OTC and ETC, Open Options, S2 Lenel, and many more!


How long have you worked at Knight Security Systems and why have you chosen to work here?

I will be celebrating 11 years at Knight in June of this year. I chose to work at Knight because, even with a large number of employees and separate offices, it always feels like family here. Phil, Martin, and Trey always engage with new and veteran employees to make everyone feel welcome.


What has been your favorite memory/achievement while working at Knight Security Systems?

There are quite a few of us here that have been around for a while. I have enjoyed all of us growing, learning, and moving up in the company together.


What do you enjoy most about your role?

The most enjoyable part of my role is working with new technology and solving problems. There is no shortage of either of those things in this role!


What do you like to do in your spare time?

My wife is pretty adventurous, so in my spare time, she keeps us busy with exciting activities like skydiving, white water rafting, cave exploring, etc.


What are some of your hobbies?

Some of my hobbies include computers, electronics, and networking. I do what I love! Oh, and gardening! 


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

The best piece of advice I've ever received is: Never be good at what you don’t want to do.


What is your favorite part about spring?

My favorite part about springtime is definitely watching the plants come back to life.


Here's what team members have to say about Frank:

"Frank is an amazing asset to the Installation Team. His work ethic is outstanding and his ability to work through any issue is a strength we all appreciate. Frank is always available to assist others when needed, whether it be wiring in a door, helping with design, or even programming multiple system platforms. Frank wants everyone to succeed in their role and he always offers support to help them reach their goals."                                                                                                                                                            - James Meyers

"Frank is one of those people who will always try his very best to help out in any situation. Even if it's not his job or role, even if it isn't his area of expertise. He's one of the most reliable people in the Knight family and a true asset."                                                                                                                                                  - Sean Fitzgerald 

"Frank aka 'Frank the Tank' is a one-of-a-kind talent and key member of the Knight Security team. Whether it's business or personal, he truly cares about the outcome and wants to help. Frank is someone you want on your team in the 9th inning, and it's an honor to work with him and call him a friend."
                                                                      - Jeff Paris