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SUN Automation Group® is a global industry leader providing corrugated box plants with innovative equipment for feeding, printing and converting. The wide range of products are proven solutions for increasing production, efficiency, and profitability. With 24/7 on-site technical support, SUN Automation is known for its exceptional service and outstanding customer care. Headquartered outside of Baltimore, MD, SUN Automation has service centers around the globe.

SUN began as an idea set forth by our founders—to create a new company rooted in a desire to provide innovative product solutions to the corrugated industry. In order to build a brand known for pioneering product development, the highest level of manufacturing quality, and absolute dedication to customers with support and service, our co-founders banded together to birth SUN. In 1986 they officially named the new enterprise SUN Automation Group® and the historic journey began. What began in a small townhouse in northern Baltimore County has grown to become one of the most well-respected equipment and product development companies serving the massive global corrugated industry.

The same spirit that inspired the founders to name the company SUN Automation, symbolizing bright solutions for automated production, continues to burn today, in multiple facilities around the globe. This inherited fuel is a deep passion to innovate and provide value to customers with innovative technology for the corrugated industry. In 2016, SUN Automation Group ® adopted its new tagline, which it feels truly communicates the value of SUN Automation: SUN Automation Group: “Where You’ll Find Everything Corrugated Under SUN” With a strong foundation, our committed employee-owners and a robust understanding of the corrugated industry of the past, present and future, it is clear that the future of SUN is bright, indeed.

 

– LEADERSHIP

SUN Automation Group’s leadership team is comprised of a diverse and talented group of professionals dedicated to the highest quality of service and support to SUN’s valued customers and employees.

Chris Kyger

Chris Kyger

President

Phone: 410-472-2900 Ext. 140
Email : chris.kyger@sunautomation.com

Greg Jones

Greg Jones

Vice President Global Sales and Aftermarket

Phone: 410-472-2900 Ext. 130
Email : greg.jones@sunautomation.com

Paul Aliprando

Paul Aliprando

Vice President Digital Technologies

Phone: 410-472-2900 Ext. 137
Email : paul.aliprando@sunautomation.com

Steven Clarke

Steven Clarke

Controller

Phone: 410-472-2900 Ext. 157
Email : steve.clarke@sunautomation.com

Pat Carner

Pat Carner

Vice President Operations

Phone: 410-472-2900 Ext. 117
Email : pat.carner@sunautomation.com

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Vice President Administrative Services

Phone: 410-472-2900 Ext. 106
Email : jeff.smith@sunautomation.com

– BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SUN Automation’s board of directors is chaired by Mr. Ronald O. Rauschart. The board brings vast and diverse knowledge and expertise to SUN Automation Group. The prime objective of the board is to ensure the company’s continued success, set the standard for and continuously raise the bar for the highest quality of service and support to SUN’s valued customers and employee and protect and grow the company for future generations of SUN employees.

Ronald O. Rauschart

Ronald O. Rauschart

Chairman
Roger W. Mills

Roger W. Mills

Vice Chairman
Ronald W. Diedeman

Ronald W. Diedeman

Board Member
Jerry Hessel

Jerry Hessel

Board Member
Joseph D. Hikel

Joseph D. Hikel

Board Member
Ken Hoffman

Ken Hoffman

Board Member
Gregory A. Jones

Gregory A. Jones

Board Member
Chris Kyger

Chris Kyger

Board Member

– ESOP

ESOP

EMPLOYEE STOCK
OWNERSHIP PLAN (ESOP)

The ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) creates a direct link between the company interests and employee interests. Since SUN established its ESOP in 2003, 100% of the company’s stock has been held in a trust for employees as a qualified retirement plan. Therefore, participants have a vested interest in the results of their work and the company’s performance and growth.

As of 2012, the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) estimates that about 12,000 ESOPs, profit sharing, and stock bonus plans invest primarily in employer stock, covering about 11 million employees.

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