Leadership Team at Tempo

Tempo Automation is the world’s fastest low-volume electronics manufacturer. Its connected factory is powered by proprietary automation software, creating an unbroken digital thread from design to delivery. This makes it possible for engineers to explore & realize ideas faster and better than ever. Whether they’re building products from rockets to medical devices to autonomous cars, today’s leading companies are racing to get their ideas and concepts to market faster.

Joy Weiss
President and CEO

Joy Weiss

President and CEO

Joy Weiss is President and CEO at Tempo Automation. Joy was one of Tempo’s earliest investors and served on the Tempo Board of Directors before joining as CEO. Prior to Tempo, Joy served as Vice President at Analog Devices, where she was responsible for the data center and IoT businesses. Joy has a wealth of executive experience, having served as CEO of Dust Networks, which was acquired by Linear Technology, and as CEO at Inviso. She began her career at Nortel Networks, where she rose to the position of President and GM of the Network Management division. Joy also serves on the boards of Inkspace Imaging and Playworks, a national non-profit.

Ralph Richart
Chief Technology Officer

Ralph Richart

Chief Technology Officer

Ralph Richart is Vice President of Operations at Tempo Automation, where he oversees all factory pre-production and supply chain operations. Prior to Tempo, Ralph served as the Director of Manufacturing at Advanced Circuits, where, most recently as Director of Manufacturing, he oversaw the company’s largest manufacturing operation, including the development of new processes and products. Ralph also served as President at Coastal Circuits, a PCB manufacturer, for over 23 years. Ralph has a wealth of experience in the quick-turn PCB and electronics manufacturing space, having served in the industry for nearly three decades.

Dawn Sprague
Vice President of People

Dawn Sprague

Vice President of People

Dawn Sprague is Vice President of People at Tempo Automation, where she enables Tempo to attract the best talent, culture, and organizational design. Prior to Tempo, Dawn served as the Vice President of Human Resources at OSIsoft and the HR Manager at SAFESecurity. Dawn has a wealth of human resource experience, having served as a senior leader in hiring and developing people for the right organizational structure.

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