Tempronics creates a climate for comfort and performance

Our obsession is delivering impactful personalized climate solutions. Please contact us if you would like additional information on our capability or how we can collaborate on solutions for your customers and end-users.

History

Tempronics was founded with the invention of the Climate Ribbon™ and followed by several years of fundamental product development. The Tempronics Climate System was first introduced as an automotive application in 2013 and led to a strategic investment by Lear Corporation. The rigorous demands of the auto industry led to rugged, durable and cost-effective designs. These product features drew the attention of a broader set of customers in search of improved comfort, safety, productivity, etc.

Leadership

President & CEO

Don Dutton

Don has over 30 years of experience in aerospace, defense and commercial markets. He has led US domestic and international businesses, from growth stage startups to large aerospace and defense OEM’s including businesses for The Safariland Group and BAE Systems.
VP OF SALES & MARKETING

Aaron Berntson

Aaron has 19 years experience in manufacturing software and technical services sales and leadership.  He has built and led teams to success in the tech start world, Daptiv, Fulcrum, Urgenci and Periscope-Tech, up to large multi-level manufacturing and enterprise software companies, Metrie and Oracle, managing large and complex sales cycles selling into Fortune 500 companies.

VP OF ENGINEERING

Kevin Countryman

Kevin has 20 years of experience in new product development and product introduction to manufacturing, in both automotive and aerospace markets. He has held senior leadership positions in Engineering Development and Program Engineering at Fortune 500 companies.

Plant Manager

Luis Ibarra

Luis has 22 years experience in operations management for automotive, aerospace
and military customers in the US, Mexico and Europe. He is an expert in process validation, quality, new product introduction, capacity planning. Luis is a master black belt in Lean 6 Sigma.

SUPPLY CHAIN & OFFICE MANAGER

Nancy Cooper

Nancy has 42 years of experience working in accounting, HR, and business operations. At Tempronics, Nancy oversees back-office administration and strategic growth initiatives. She has held positions in many industries including computer systems, fuel oil, construction, advertising research, and manufacturing.

Advisors & Partners

OPERATIONS

Kevin Painter

Senior Executive with 30+ years of global experience driving and strengthening sales, marketing, operations, and finance. Consistent record of excellence turning around troubled companies; revamping management teams, eliminating or reversing key operational setbacks, and restoring positive working cultures and environments. Strong leader who establishes a cost-effective organization in any setting by fostering staff engagement, development, motivation, ownership and accountability.

Founder

Dr. Tarek Makansi

Dr. Tarek Makansi, Ph.D. founded Tempronics, Inc., in 2006 and served as its Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Makansi has a 21-year career with IBM. His experience includes executive positions in venture capital, product operations, and business development. Dr. Makansi serves as Member of the Board of Advisors at 4Blox, Inc. Dr. Makansi holds 10 U.S. pa- tents, and he has led engineering teams of up to 70 people. He received his Ph.D in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. (NASDAQ: ESLR), Smartsynch, Serveron, SpectraSensors, Propel Biofuels and Thetus
Thermal Physiologist

Dr. Richard Gonzalez

Richard R. Gonzalez, Ph.D. serves as a consultant in human physiology and biophysics as the lead scientist for Gonzalez Advanced Biophysics Associates (GABA). Previously, he served as the Chief of the Biophysics & Biomedical Modeling Division and Supervisory Senior Research Physicist, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), Natick, MA.  Before that, he was Associate Fellow and Professor of Bioengineering at the J.B. Pierce Foundation Lab and Yale Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine from 1972 to 1983.  He obtained his B.Sc. in physics, and chemistry at University of Texas, his M.Sc. in physiology (Molecular Biology) at the University of San Francisco, and his Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics at University of California, Davis.

Marketing & Communications

Stephanie Moncada

Stephanie Moncada is a global communications leader for Trane Technologies.  Prior to joining Thermo King, Stephanie was the vice president of Communications for BAE Systems, one of the world’s largest security and aerospace companies. Stephanie was recently appointed by Minnesota’s Governor Tim Walz to serve on the Board of Directors for ServeMinnesota, a non-profit organization that works with AmeriCorps. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Product Design

Jeff Weber

Weber believes “empathy makes good business”, in today’s world; businesses, governments, education and our environment are unsustainable with out an empathically driven consciousness. An empathetic consciousness allows designers to identify human problems that lead to solutions that can culminate in legitimate commercial/altruistic ventures. In 1989 Weber joined the design consultancy office of famed industrial designer William Stumpf. Stumpf and Weber became partners in 1998 and in 2006, Weber became principal and sole proprietor of Studio Weber and Associates. Weber is responsible for designing many important products for the furniture maker Herman Miller as well as many notable brands such as Kohler, Toro, Scotts Miracle-Grow, Sleep Number, American Leather, Xstream Trucking, PUR and Mobi.

FINANCE / ACCOUNTING

Mike Hearle

Board of directors

CHAIRMAN

Nancy Floyd

Nancy Floyd is Founder and Managing Director of Nth Power, the pioneering energy venture capital firm. Based in San Francisco, Nth Power has $425M under management and has invested in 58 companies, some of the market leaders in renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, clean transportation and green buildings. Ms. Floyd led investment in 15 companies for Nth Power. Previously, Ms. Floyd founded and sold two high growth companies including one of the country’s first wind development companies.

PRESIDENT & CEO

Don Dutton

Don has over 30 years of experience in aerospace, defense and commercial markets. He has led US domestic and international businesses, from growth stage startups to large aerospace and defense OEM’s including businesses for The Safariland Group and BAE Systems.

Director

Dennis Minano

Dennis R. Minano is a former senior automotive executive and current consultant in environmental, energy, governance, and transportation infrastructure strategies. He serves as a board member, trustee, executive leader and senior advisor to companies, non-profit organizations, economic development organizations and health care institutions.
Director

Kevin Painter

Senior Executive with 30+ years of global experience driving and strengthening sales, marketing, operations, and finance. Consistent record of excellence turning around troubled companies; revamping management teams, eliminating or reversing key operational setbacks, and restoring positive working cultures and environments. Strong leader who establishes a cost-effective organization in any setting by fostering staff engagement, development, motivation, ownership and accountability.

Director

Kevin MacGibbon

Kevin MacGibbon is Vice President of Manufacturing Operations for Marlow Industries, Inc. He has 17 years of operations experience in the semiconductor equipment, medical devices and industrial gases. Mr. MacGibbon received an undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy in 1980.

Director

Eric Kerr

Eric Kerr is Director of Corporate Development for Lear Corporation. He has over 27 years of engineering, sales, business development and M & A experience in the automotive seat manufacturing. He received his BSME from Lawrence Technological University and his MBA from Michigan State University.

Careers

Inspired challenges, meaningful careers. Our culture is one of possibilities where everyone is empowered to achieve success on their own terms. Together we are shaping the future of thermoelectrics. We value the ambitious, the self-motivated, the creative and the hard-working. Join us on our adventure.

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