Joseph Vaughn "JoeVaughn" Farsight
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Former Chief Engineer of the San Francisco Municipal Railway, Mr. Farsight was named San Francisco's first and only Mechanical Hero in 1980 for his work as overseer of the Cable Car Rehabilitation Project. After managing several additional projects for the City of San Francisco, Mr. Farsight began his consulting career in 1986.
His work includes collaborations with numerous companies and institutions including: Boeing, General Electric, Motorola, Otis, Westinghouse, Breda, LAZ, Toyota, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bechtel, SRI International, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Mr. Farsight is a Distinguished Toastmaster, was a member of the Homebrew Computer Club, and was a founding member the Hydrogen Energy Institute.
From the beginning of his career, Mr. Farsight has been a pioneer of energy efficient technologies and alternative energies. This work began in the 1970s and 80s with his involvement in Flywheel Powered Bus research, in developing Trolley Receptivity (Electricity Generation) Technology, and in designing and preparing specifications for the first Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles for the City of San Francisco. Since then he has worked on wind power and alternative fuel projects and has been involved with multiple alternative energy startups.