SUN Automation Group Announces New Leaders Over SUN625 Product Line

SUN Automation Group (SUN), a global leader in providing innovative solutions to the global corrugated industry, is proud to announce two well-deserved promotions within its organization. Eric Aulton has been promoted to the position of Product Manager – RDC, and Rob Casella has been promoted to position of Technical Director. Both will support the growth and ongoing initiatives of SUN’s capital equipment offerings. 

With this promotion, Eric Aulton continues to build on his nearly 35-year career at SUN. When he first joined the SUN family, he worked within the engineering department and was a key contributor to many innovative designs. In 2013, Aulton was recruited into the sales department where he held numerous positions, most recently as Global Products and Business Development Manager. In his new role, he will manage the rapidly growing SUN625 product line while closely working with the SUN Sales and Engineering teams, using the voice of the customer to determine the best ways to enhance RDC development.

“Eric’s diverse experience in Sales and Engineering has allowed him to achieve great success in his prior roles supporting integrated and independent operations alike,” says Chris Kyger, President at SUN. “His focus on continuous improvement and dedication to the voice of the customer gives us utmost confidence in his ability to further grow the SUN625 product line.”

Rob Casella, who came to SUN with extensive experience in sales and service at a major OEM supplier, is responsible for providing technical expertise to the SUN Sales team. His expertise is key for customers to feel confident making the large capital investment in the equipment of the SUN625 RDC, LMC and PARA product lines. Casella began his career at SUN in 2016 as Capital and International Projects Manager and later was promoted to Global Products and Business Development Manager.

“Rob’s vast experience, knowledge, and work ethic over the past twenty years has prepared him for his new role,” said Greg Jones, Executive Vice President at SUN. “He is a valuable asset not only to our sales team, but also and perhaps most importantly, to our customers. We are excited to see Rob continue to bring value to the corrugated industry for years to come.” 

These advancements align with SUN’s dedication to creating an organizational culture that puts people – both employees and customers – at the forefront. Value-driven initiatives like employee stock options (ESOP) and training opportunities promote growth and retention, and SUN’s steadfast focus on customer satisfaction has contributed to long-term, meaningful strategic partnerships throughout the corrugated industry.

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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, Colormaster Ink Systems, 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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