LED Lighting Industry Veteran Ray Letasi Joins Tempo Industries as VP Sales & Marketing

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IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tempo Industries, who is leveraging its 27-year lighting industry success record to reset the bar for scalable, modular and linear LED lighting solutions, is pleased to announce that LED lighting industry insider, Ray Letasi, has joined the company as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Letasi brings with him extensive experience at all levels of the LED lighting market space, including previous roles as Vice President, Global Sales with GaN-on-GaN replacement lamp manufacturer Soraa and President & COO with EcoSense Lighting. Mr. Letasi additionally served 9 years in senior management with Color Kinetics, both prior to and following the company's acquisition by Philips.

"We're very excited by the addition of Ray Letasi to the Tempo team," offered Terrence Walsh, President & CEO of Tempo. "Ray's extensive experience in developing and supporting both domestic and international channels will prove to be a great asset for Tempo's continuing expansion in the architectural lighting space. In addition, Ray's track record driving product families into a wide variety of target markets will further enhance Tempo's position as a premier supplier of linear, articulated and modular architectural LED lighting products."

"Tempo is in a rare position as a well-established, profitable company that is poised for wide expansion in the architectural lighting space," commented Mr. Letasi. "Tempo's highly configurable product line, headlined by its modular CLiP family architecture, is a spectacular complement to the fact that we have U.S. manufacturing already in place. That combination of factors uniquely positions Tempo to maintain tight control over its supply chain, shorten lead times, and deliver very cost-effective solutions that set a benchmark for quality in the linear lighting and accent lighting space. Those capabilities create a tremendous opportunity and I am pleased to be part of the Tempo team."

About Tempo Industries, LLC

Tempo Industries, located in Irvine, California, established in 1986, has successfully leveraged its position as the dominant manufacturer supplying configurable LED illumination and safety systems to the North American theater market, into a prominent position in the high-end commercial/ industrial LED lighting space. With over 17 years of manufacturing experience in LED lighting products, Tempo made its initial mark with the Series 6000 high performance modular, scalable linear LED lighting system, which was recognized with numerous design awards including the U.S. DOE's Next Generation Lighting competition, a Gold Award at Neocon Canada, and several awards of distinction from the IES and LIGHTFAIR International, including the 2010 Innovation and Best in Category awards.

The company has seen rapid expansion with the follow-on introduction of its Series 3000, 4000, 5000, 7000 and Creszendo LED product families, and in 2013, introduced the industry-leading Configurable Lighting Platform (CLiP), currently including the C7100 and Tempo's C4100 which was selected for recognition by the IES as part of the organization's 2013 Annual Progress Report. Tempo is an Energy Star® and Lighting Facts® partner and member of the U.S. Green Building Council. All of Tempo's linear, modular and theater lighting solutions come with a 5-year warranty and the No Factory in the Field® promise. For more information, visit Tempo online at www.tempoindustries.com

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