Allen J. Carlson, President & CEO of Sun Hydraulics Corp., elected to board


            Mayville, Wis. – Mayville Engineering Company, Inc. (MEC) today announced that Allen J. Carlson was elected to the company’s board of directors.  Carlson recently announced his plans to retire at the end of March, 2016 from his role as President & CEO of Sun Hydraulics Corporation while continuing as a member of their Board after a successful 20 year career, including 15 years as CEO.  Sun Hydraulics Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of hydraulic valves and manifolds for worldwide industrial and mobile markets.  

            “I’m pleased to have Al join our board and bring his experience in growing customers and markets, new products and shareholder value,” said Robert D. Kamphuis, chairman, president and CEO of MEC.  “Al has a track record of achieving operational excellence through unique people and process skills which will blend well with MEC’s ESOP culture and value added process leadership.  I look forward to having him share his experiences as a member of our board,” Kamphuis continued.

Mr. Carlson originally joined Sun Hydraulics in 1996 to lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts.  In May 2000, after additional successes with responsibilities in product development and manufacturing operations were achieved, he was elected President, CEO and a board member of Sun Hydraulics. Prior to joining Sun Hydraulics, Carlson served in various engineering, product management and sales assignments for Vickers, Incorporated for nearly 20 years.  Carlson is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.  He also serves on the board of Tervis Tumbler, is a regent at MSOE and is actively involved with Junior Achievement serving on local and regional boards.

            “Joining the board of directors at MEC is an exciting opportunity for me and I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the future direction and growth of the company,” Carlson said.  “I’m impressed with the unique employee owned culture at the company combined with the tremendous focus on customer success and value creation that is at the heart of MEC’s mission.”

            In addition to Carlson, MEC’s board of directors consists of Robert Kamphuis, chairman, president and CEO of MEC; Craig Johnson, Corporate Insurance Solutions, Inc.; Patrick Michels, president and CEO of Michels Corporation; Jay Rothman, partner, chairman & CEO of Foley & Lardner; John St. Peter, partner at Edgarton, St. Peter, Petak & Rosenfeldt, and Steven Fisher, retired vice president, Caterpillar.  

            Founded in 1945, MEC is one of the nation’s leading supply chain partners for blue chip original equipment manufacturers.  For more information, news and perspectives from MEC, please visit   


About Mayville Engineering Company

Headquartered in Mayville, Wis., MEC has become a manufacturing company where employee shareholders are creating outstanding value and support every day for their customers and communities in which they live and work.  MEC serves the agricultural, commercial vehicle, construction, forestry, on/off road power sports vehicles, energy, military, and industrial markets.  MEC’s processes include complete metal fabrication, laser and plasma cutting, stamping, forming, machining, welding, tube bending and forming, painting, polishing, brazing, cleaning, assembly and kitting, prototyping, product testing and validation, fluid level indicators, stoppers, engine tubes, suction tubes, hydraulic tubes, discharge tubes, fill tubes, high temp coatings, metal encapsulated insulation, fuel tanks, air brake tanks, air intake and exhaust systems.  The firm’s core competencies include collaborative product development, design for manufacturability, engineering and design review, project management and customer service. MEC operates 17 facilities with over 2,000,000 square feet of manufacturing in Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.  More information can be found at