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    Tempo’s revenues now exceed $50 million, and the employee-owned company has more than 230 employee-owners

    Tempo Board of Directors names Brian Mount CEO

    April 29, 2021
    Mount will continue the Tempo tradition of people-oriented, client-centric and technically proficient leadership. He is replacing retiring CEO Steve Saunders.

    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.

    He transferred to the Tempo Mechanical Division as a project manager providing HVAC design and installation services to one and two-family new construction residences. Mount was next selected to head company's the sales, back office, and engineering teams. Under Brian’s leadership, Tempo Mechanical went through a period of sustained growth while also working to rebuild and upgrade the Division’s operations, sales and engineering systems, processes, and teams. In 2015, he was voted to membership on the Tempo Inc., Board of Directors. In 2016, He was name Executive Vice President and General Manager of Tempo Mechanical. In 2018, Brian joined Tempo, Inc.’s leadership team as chief operating officer. Since that time, he has been working on operational excellence in all divisions with a special focus on supporting the Tempo Service team. Brian’s background in the Construction and Consulting and Service businesses, familiarity with our partners and vendors gives him the depth of knowledge and ability to steer Tempo’s future in a positive direction.

    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’s revenues now exceed $50 million, and the employee-owned company has more than 230 employee-owners.

    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.