Management Team

Paul Sunnen – President

Paul spent the first 12 years of his working life at Sunnen Products Company in St. Louis.  In that capacity he worked his way up from the ground floor, ending up his tenure at Sunnen in the Honing Research Lab.  During this time he also attended Washington University in the evenings, achieving an Associates Degree in Business Administration in 1980, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Production and Management in 1982.

Paul joined Guspro in the fall of 1983 to help his father, August Sunnen, run the family business.  He started working in Sales, but rapidly was promoted to management, ending up as President.  During his tenure at Guspro, the company has grown and diversified into many different markets.

Paul is a strong believer in giving back to the community, and as such has held positions as President of the Chatham and District Chamber of Commerce, President of the Business and Community Development Corporation, President of the YMCA Foundation, as well as serving on numerous Boards of Directors.

Brian Sunnen – Vice President & G.M

Before joining Guspro in January of 2010, Brian was an Engineering Manager for Quantum Corp. in Denver, CO.  Brian initially served as Guspro’s Director of Business Development and was promoted to his current executive role as Vice President and General Manager in July of 2012.  Brian is the fourth generation of leadership for the Sunnen family business. 

Brian brings a diverse range of experience to Guspro, having previously worked in the automotive, aerospace, and high technology industries.  In 2012, Brian championed the relocation of the company’s headquarters and manufacturing operations to a more modern facility, and most recently oversaw Guspro’s expansion into the curling market with the acquisition of Ice King™.  Brian holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Colorado.