Tempo Automation Welcomes Jeff Kowalski to Board of Directors

Former Autodesk SVP, CTO joins PCBA manufacturer’s board to support its rapidly growing smart factory platform.

SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 22, 2020 — Tempo Automation, the leading manufacturer for quick-turn prototyping and low-volume production of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), today announces the addition of Jeff Kowalski to its Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to add Jeff to Tempo’s Board of Directors. His legacy in creating breakthrough products that directly impact customer and business value precisely aligns with Tempo’s vision for software-driven PCB manufacturing in 2020 and beyond,” said Joy Weiss, President and CEO of Tempo Automation. “Jeff’s knack for critical thinking and problem-solving, and his unique ability to identify and incubate novel ideas, will add to Tempo’s impressive momentum in reinventing electronics manufacturing.”

Jeff Kowalski most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Autodesk, a global leader in design, construction, manufacturing, and entertainment software, with over 200 million customers. Kowalski’s work has included pioneering real-time graphics, cloud-computing, 3D scanning, additive manufacturing, and generative design. In his most recent 12 years as CTO at Autodesk, he led a global team responsible for next-generation research and development for complex design challenges and corporate strategy, shaping Autodesk’s long-term technology vision and driving innovation across the company. Kowalski also held board positions at Singularity University and Genome Compiler.

“Jeff Kowalski is a valuable addition to Tempo Automation’s Board of Directors,” said Matthew Granade, Tempo Board Member and Managing Partner of Point72 Ventures. “With his long-standing position as both a seasoned entrepreneur and an innovative leader in the engineering community, Tempo’s board and the entire team will benefit from his contributions.”

To learn more, please visit www.tempoautomation.com.

About Tempo Automation

Tempo Automation is the world’s leading electronics manufacturer for prototyping and low-volume production of printed circuit board assemblies. By developing and deploying proprietary factory automation software in its San Francisco-based smart factory, Tempo is changing the way companies in aerospace, medical technology, industrial technology, automotive, and electronics innovate and bring new products to market. Tempo’s industry-leading speed, precision, and start-to-finish transparency enable agile hardware development. Customers are able to plan and execute product development and launch with levels of confidence and certainty not previously possible.

Tempo’s investors include Point72 Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, Lockheed Martin, Lux Capital, Uncork Capital, Bolt, Industry Ventures, Golden Seeds, Draper Associates, Cendana, OS Fund, AME, and Incite Ventures. The company was founded in 2013.

For more information, please visit: http://www.tempoautomation.com and follow @tempoautomation on Twitter.



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