Meet Our Team

Barney J. Guarino

Chairman & CEO

Barney J. Guarino is a founder of the Company. He has been a director since the Company’s inception in 1991, served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer until January 2000, as President since February 1994 and as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since November 1998. From...

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Cullen M. Sabin, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist and Director of R&D

Cullen M. Sabin, Ph.D. is a co-inventor of the Tempra technologies. He has been Senior Vice President of Research and Development since April 1997. From 1992 to 1997, Dr. Sabin was consulting for several organizations on various projects. From 1988 to 1992, he was a Director and research engineer fo...

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Jay Messer

Executive VP

Jay Messer has served as Senior Vice-President/Corporate Development since October 2001. Prior to joining Tempra, from 1983 to present, Mr. Messer was President of Stonearch Corporation, a consulting firm that specialized in raising venture capital and developing strategic business alliances. He has...

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Alan Maskell

Senior Packaging Engineer

After graduating in Food Technology, Alan has worked for more than 30 years in the Food Packaging Industry. Previous employers include Carnaud Metalbox, Huhtamaki, and Uniq Prepared Foods but for the last 7 years he has run his own consultancy business working with packaging and technology companies...

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R. Peter Lake, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer since January 2000. Mr. Lake has run his own CPA firm and consulting practice since 1992. From 1987 to 1992 he was Vice President of Finance, then President, of Cymbolic Sciences Inc., a multinational manufacturing company in the lase...

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Michael P. Esposito, Jr

Director

Michael P. Esposito, Jr. was elected to Tempra’s Board of Directors in January 2009. He has served as the Chairman of the Boad of Syncora Holdings, Ltd., a financial services provider, since July 2006. Mr. Esposito previously served as Chairman of the Board of XL Capital, Ltd., a re-insurance comp...

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Burton ‘Skip’ Sack

Director

Burton ‘Skip’ Sack is Chairman of the National Restaurant Association’s Board of Directors. Mr. Sack currently is the Chair and Partner of Classic Restaurant Concepts which operates restaurants in the Greater Boston area.  After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Sack entered the Schoo...

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Maurice A. Singer

Director

Maurice A. Singer was elected to Tempra’s Board of Directors in March 2009. He has served since 1991 as President of Riviera Capital Management, an investment advisory firm that provides strategic asset allocation analysis and consulting services on operations, marketing and strategic planning and...

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