Founder, President & CEO
Barney J. Guarino is a Founder, Chairman and CEO of Tempra Technology, Inc., a thermal R & D company with proprietary self-chilling and self-heating technologies for various product packaging applications in the food & beverage, cosmetics and personal care consumer markets and Military markets.
He has more than 20 years’ experience in thermal technology and was granted a patent in self-heating technology. He has been a director since the Company’s inception in 1991, served as Chief Operating Officer of Tempra Technology from 1991, President from 1994 and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since November 1998. From 1986 to 1991, he was employed with Merrill Lynch working in various areas of finance including Investment Banking, Business Brokerage and Valuation and Venture Capital. Prior to this he worked with Shearson-Lehman Bros. and was responsible for Retail and Institutional Sales which included trading precious metals on the floor of the NY COMEX (Commodity Exchange).
Mr. Guarino’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and is a graduate of The Executive Management Program at Kellogg Northwestern Graduate School of Management specializing in creating and managing strategic alliances. In 2013, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Foodservice from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers.
Mr. Guarino has been an active member of the Research & Development Associates for Military Food & Packaging Systems (R&DA) since 1996 and in 2011 became Chairman of their Board of Directors.
Mr. Guarino is a Director of TEC International, a chief executive leadership organization. He is also a founding Board Member of 82° TECH, a regional technology association organized to form a Technology Hub in a “Research Triangle” type environment to facilitate the attraction of technology companies and skilled labor, as well as investment capital to Southwest Florida.
He co-founded Dileo Entertainment Group with music industry icon Frank Dileo in 2007, a diversified talent management company representing clients in all segments of the entertainment industry, which evolved into Michael Jackson’s management, including the “This Is It Tour”, which was a planned residency show of 50 concerts by Michael Jackson at the O2 Arena in London, scheduled to run from July 2009 to March 2010. Mr. Guarino is founder and co-owner of Harbor Road Records – an independent record label.
Tempra Technology is a leader in the development of instant, self-heating and self-chilling product technology. Founded in 1992, Tempra has developed innovative products for food & beverage, medical, therapy, sports medicine, equestrian and consumer product markets.
Tempra was the first company to develop a completely functional, 100% safe, environmentally friendly self-chilling beverage can. Additionally, Tempra has developed self-heating technologies for hand-held foods such as soups, beverages, pasta dishes and sauces. Tempra also offers instant self-heating and chilling gel packs and a variety of thermal wraps. All of Tempra’s products are designed to provide instant, portable, safe, long-lasting thermal technology any time, anywhere.
These innovations have made Tempra Technology, a venture capital enterprise, ripe for growth and development. You can anticipate an initial public offering in the near future. Partnerships and licensing opportunities are available.