SUN Automation Group®, a leading global provider of innovative solutions to the corrugated industry, is pleased to announce Brian Kentopp has joined its senior leadership team as Vice President of Sales.  Kentopp is a proven and recognized leader in sales and customer service having spent the majority of his career at Bobst North America, where he most recently held the position of Vice President of Business Unit Sheetfed. 

“Brian’s commitment to understanding boxmaker needs and industry trends aligns perfectly with SUN Automation Group’s unwavering commitment to our customers,” says Greg Jones, Executive Vice President, SUN Automation Group.  “We look forward to the impact his leadership and experience will have on improving our customers’ experience globally.”

Kentopp’s announcement comes on the heels of a successful and profitable 2021 for SUN Automation Group.  His appointment enhances the company’s ability to deliver on its commitment to grow its industry-leading customer service and support.

“As we continue to grow our solutions through partnerships and innovations, Brian’s experience, expertise and relationships are critical to our continued success,” says Chris Kyger, President, SUN Automation Group.  “His leadership is a tremendous asset, and his position will ensure a trusted and seasoned advisor is available to support our customers and the corrugated industry at large.” 

Kentopp has been in the corrugated industry throughout his long and storied career, working at companies like Automatan in addition to Bobst North America, where he held various sales and leadership positions since 2002.  

“I am looking forward to working with the talented team at SUN Automation Group,” says Kentopp. “We are committed to deepening customer relationships and working together with them to identify and employ the best solutions for their corrugated converting needs.” 

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About SUN Automation Group

SUN Automation Group® (SUN) is the global leader in providing innovative solutions to the corrugated industry. SUN engineers and builds the SUN625® Rotary Die Cutter; provides sales, service, and support in North and Central America for Latitude Machinery Corporation; serves as the North American, United Kingdom, and Ireland sales and service provider for PARA Srl; and serves a North American sales provider for Highcon. In addition, SUN powers the corrugated industry’s first IIoT platform Helios and is also the OEM source for Langston/Staley equipment parts and service. SUN provides retrofits and upgrades to existing machinery with industry-acclaimed solutions like MicroGrind® Anvil Trimmer, SUNTrac® Vacuum Transfer System, and Extend-O-Feed® Lead Edge Feeder. With 24/7 on-site technical support, SUN is known for its exceptional service and customer support. SUN is headquartered in their 184,000ft facility near Baltimore, Maryland, with SUN service centers throughout the globe. To keep up to date with SUN Automation’s innovations and news, visit

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