Leadership Change at Sukup Manufacturing

After leading Sukup Manufacturing Co. for 25 years, Charles Sukup will step down as CEO and president of the manufacturer of grain bins and dryers on Feb. 1.

His brother, Steve Sukup, 63, the company’s chief financial officer, will take the helm of the family-owned business. Charles Sukup, 65, will remain chairman of the company’s board.

The Sukup brothers’ parents, Eugene and Mary Sukup, started the business in a welding shop in 1963.

“Growing up, I always knew that I would work in the family business and was proud to be the first degreed engineer for the company,” said Charles Sukup, who received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural engineering from Iowa State University. “Evidently, Dad thought it would be cheaper to raise an engineer rather than hire one.”

The company said Charles Sukup is the same age his father was when he stepped down as president in 1995. Eugene Sukup died last year. Mary Sukup continues to come to the office each week, the company said.

Five members of the third generation of the Sukup family now work at the company—three in management and two in production, the company said.

Source: Des Moines Register
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