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Sun shines on new president

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Converting General Cartoning Paperboard Packaging CorrStream digital printer Ronald Diedeman SUN Automation Group SUN625 rotary diecutter

SUN Automation Group names Ron Diedeman as its president.

Sparks, Maryland—Pat O’Connor, SUN Automation Group chairman, has announced the appointment of Ronald Diedeman as president.

SUN is a 100 percent employee-owned,  innovative global company with a keen focus in the corrugated industry—feeding, converting and support.

“We are extremely pleased to promote a top caliber industry expert and company leader to the role of president,” says O’Connor. “His years of experience and balanced perspective are paramount to SUN Automation’s continued innovation and exceptional service.”

As vice-president, Diedeman had managed SUN Automation’s parts and service division. In his new role as president, he will oversee the continued success of the SUN625 rotary diecutter and the CorrStream digital printer, as well as other innovative products.


“It’s truly an honor to be selected for this role,” says Diedeman. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation already established by past leadership and the Board of Directors over the past 30 years.”

Diedeman started his career in the corrugated container industry with FX Hooper Co. in 1956. His experience includes engineering, manufacturing, customer service, and general management positions with Koppers, Ward Machinery, and Corrugated Gear. Following the acquisition of Langston Corporation assets in 2001, Diedeman directed the transition of the parts business from Cherry Hill, NJ to SUN Automation’s headquarters in Sparks, MD.

Diedeman was born and raised in the greater Baltimore-area and holds a B.S. Degree in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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