Greenlee Communications revamps as Tempo Communications

Communications test equipment vendor Greenlee Communications will rebrand as Tempo Communications after Emerson has sold the business as well as its Greenlee Communications Ltd. operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Communications test equipment vendor Greenlee Communications will rebrand as Tempo Communications after Emerson has sold the business as well as its Greenlee Communications Ltd. operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The rebranding is a return for the Tempo name. Textron, which owned Greenlee from 1986 until it sold the business to Emerson last year (see “Greenlee to move to Emerson as part of $810 million tools and test equipment buy from Textron”), created its version of the Tempo brand from the Data-Signal-Voice group of Greenlee in 2001; that group included Tempo Research, which Textron purchased in 2000. However, the Tempo products were reabsorbed into Greenlee subsequently.

The company will maintain its focus on providing test and measurement products for xDSL, fiber, cable, Ethernet, wireless and irrigation network applications (see, for example, "Greenlee Communications combines power meter, VFL in Micro OPM"). The new company’s North American headquarters will remain in Vista, CA, and its European headquarters in Cambrian, UK.

“The strength of its customers, brands, products, and people led us to purchase Greenlee Communications and establish Tempo Communications, Inc.,” said Jason Butchko, the company’s president and CEO. “As a privately held company under management ownership, we remain committed to our partners and customers while aggressively expanding our portfolio through innovative, application-driven products manufactured to make the industry safer and more productive.”

Butchko previously was vice president and general manager of Greenlee Communications and CEO of Textron Tools and Test. Other Tempo Communications executives include John Parizek, former CFO of Tempo Research, as CFO, and David Collmann, current CEO and president of TesCom, as executive vice president.

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