About Us

Designed and Engineered in the U.S.A.

Curtis Mathes Grow Lights, Inc. is the result of years of thorough research, development, and stringent testing to bring the highest quality horticultural lighting to the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). We offer a lighting system that may be easily expanded and reconfigured to provide lighting power and distribution ideal for both consumer and commercial applications.

Our list of loyal customers are as varied as the fixtures we make, including commercial producers, home growers, researchers, National Parks, Municipalities, the Federal Government, hospitals, and hotels.

Meet Our Team

ROBERT MANES
Chief Operating Officer

Robert Manes has worked over 30 years in very technical, fast-paced, multi-tasking environments, specializing in R&D, new product development and sales. For the past 15 years, he has developed and manufactured frequency-specific lighting for horticultural purposes, including food crops, and to manipulate algae for fuel, feed and bio-remediation purposes.  Robert holds a Master of Business Administration and a B.S. in Computer Management Information Systems with a Cognate in Aviation. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

DR. ZACARIAH HILDENBRAND
President & Chief Scientific Officer

Zac is a talented biochemist with a passion for the medicinal aspect of cannabis and hemp. As the president of Curtis Mathes Grow Lights, he coordinates and directs the company’s research into identification of new molecules and plant function through photobiological manipulation. Zac makes sure the experiments we execute and findings we publish are worthy of the scientific communities we impact. Zac earned his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at El Paso.