SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Charles Sukup, President of Sukup Manufacturing Co., was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in a ceremony held on September 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C. He is one of 83 new members and 16 foreign members elected February 7, 2018.
There are currently 2,293 members of the NAE. Election into the NAE is considered the highest professional distinction accorded an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”
“I was surprised and deeply honored when I learned that I had been elected to the National Academy of Engineering,” said Sukup. “I am grateful to be among the innovative engineers named to the Academy who have made numerous, important contributions to engineering worldwide. My inclusion in NAE is also a direct reflection of the company founded by my father Eugene and the many dedicated employees who create the Sukup products that store and protect the world’s grain supply.”
Sukup has served as President of Sukup Manufacturing Co. since 1995. He holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, both from Iowa State University. Charles currently serves on the ISU Foundation Board of Governors and has been active in university, state, and national industry, agriculture, and engineering organizations. In 2017, he received the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture’s Iowa Ag Leader Award. Charles and his wife Mary have three children; Elizabeth, Jonathan, and Andrew, who is a Sukup Manufacturing employee. Charles and Mary reside near Dougherty, Iowa.
About Sukup Manufacturing Co.
Sukup Manufacturing Co. is the world’s largest family-owned and operated grain storage, drying and handling equipment manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Sheffield, Iowa, and covers 1,000,000 sq. ft. of office, manufacturing and warehouse space. The company employs more than 600 people, making it one of the largest employers in North Central Iowa. Three generations of the family are now active in the business.
Sukup’s product line includes on-farm and commercial grain bins, portable and tower dryers, centrifugal and axial fans and heaters, stirring machines, bin unloading equipment and bin floors and supports. Sukup also manufactures a line of material handling equipment that includes bucket elevators, drag conveyors and chain loop conveyors, as well as a line of steel buildings.
Sukup has six distribution centers located throughout the Midwest. Sukup products are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as more than 80 foreign countries.
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