Discouraged by the waste he saw within larger organizations, Tony Tirollo, one of the founders, left his job to follow his entrepreneurial spirit. He and his co-founders leased an old Radio Shack at Grenier Field and began developing high-end components for cable television. When a larger competitor filed suit over ownership of new technology Tony had developed, the case went to federal court. Tony won and the news ended up in the Wall Street Journal – immediately putting TRM on the map. Phones began ringing off the hook and the company was catapulted straight into the limelight. During subsequent years, the company became TRM Microwave, switched markets from CATV to defense and in 1992, moved to a larger facility in Bedford, NH. Tony became sole owner and married Wendy Tirollo in 1998. After her service as Director of Human Resources for 10 years, Tony asked Wendy if she would consider running the business. After thoughtful consideration, she accepted and Tony spent the next 5 years mentoring and preparing her for operating every aspect of the business.