The Board of Directors of Tempo, Inc., Dallas-Fort Worth, Tex., has named Brian Mount the new chief executive officer.
Tempo, Inc. consists of four business operating units: Tempo Service, Tempo HVAC, Tempo Commercial, and TexEnergy/US Ecologic Solutions.
Mount's appointment follows the news of the retirement of Tempo CEO Steve Saunders, who will assume an advisory role with the company, a leader in residential comfort solutions. Saunders had served as CEO for 22 years.
Mount will continue the Tempo tradition of people-oriented, client-centric and technically proficient leadership. A 10-year veteran of the company, Mount started in 2010 with the US-Eco Logic Multifamily Team and worked as a project manager for the Building Science and Consulting Group for several years.
Brian Mount has an architecture degree from University of Texas, Austin. He is a HERS Rater, a Green Verifier, LEED Green Rater, and a LEED AP in two disciplines.
“Brian has the brains, work ethic and character to assume the mantle of the Servant Leadership required in this role. He is a great choice, internally tested and proven," Saunders said.
President David Gannon has assumed the additional role of chairman of the Tempo, Inc. Board of Directors. Gannon is well-practiced in HVAC design, insurance, safety, and contracts, and will continue leading those efforts for the company.
Bonnie Hutti who has served since 2017 as Tempo’s controller, has assumed the role and responsibilities of chief financial officer. Aaron Gonzalez, who has deep background in both construction and energy rating has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer of Tempo. Together, Mount, Gonzalez, Hutti and Gannon have been instrumental in helping Tempo navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tempo is now entering Year 11 of a 15-year leadership and ownership transition plan. As chairman emeritus, Steve Saunders will focus on helping the new leadership team with issues related to Customers, Culture, People, Problems and Policy. These are long term issues and will continue to be important as part of the growth and development of Tempo. While taking a non-operating role for the first time, Saunders will be available to support the new leadership team as it assumes the responsibility for taking the company to new heights.
Steve Saunders received a 2012 Leadership Award from the US Green Building Council. In 2015 he was presented with a Distinguished Service Award from the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.