Bill Blechta - President / Founder
42 years and counting, Sun's Jedi-master and his father George started “Sun Silk Screen” in the basement of their home in New York in 1976. Shortly thereafter, the doors opened in Sarasota, FL in 1978. Witnessing many wonderful changes in the Graphics Industry, the company transformed to Sun Screenprinting in 1983 and then to Sun Graphic Technologies in 2007. During his 42 year tenure Bill has been involved in every area of the business, and is very proud of the business he and his team built. The genesis of Sun Graphic Technologies' customer-first philosophy lies deep within its founder and continues to be the driving force in moving the company forward.
Rob Harris - Chief Operating/Marketing Officer
Raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL and a University of Florida graduate, Rob and his wife moved to the Suncoast of Florida in 1991. With an immediate start in the graphics industry, he now has 27+ years experience and counting. Rob's experience is very comprehensive, encompassing Operations, IT, Sales, Marketing, and Business Development Manager roles. Rob's previous production knowledge perfectly compliments his technical sales ability. Understanding the products and production methods ensures he is providing the best solution to SunGT's clients. Rob currently holds the position of COO/CMO, where he develops marketing and support tools which help Sun's sales staff obtain new clients and service them better, along with operational procedures to help ensure a smooth-sailing ship.
Steve Hale - Production Manager
After nearly a decade with a vacation home in Florida, Steve and his wife had enough of the long, grey, cold Michigan winters, and made the permanent move to Florida. Steve brings over 35 years experience in the printing industry with him. His career started as a machine operator and 10 years later landed his first printing Production Manager position. After a successful 15-year stint in printing sales, Steve's career took him back to where his heart really was, back in the shop leading great teams of individuals. He has often been described as a "players' manager" and strives to get the most out of his team and lead by example, while continuing to communicate clearly. With experience in Litho, Screen, Digital, and Dye Sublimation printing, Steve's eye for quality was a natural fit for Team Sun!
John Hogan - Production Specialist
John hails from Lakeland, Florida and joined the Sun Graphic Technologies Team in 2005. With over 36 years of experience in screen / digital printing John is trained and proficient at nearly every single function in our facility. John’s combination of experience and training has positioned him perfectly to help develop and maintain Sun’s Quality Control Standards and Standard Operating Procedures. However, though John enjoys the QC and SOP areas, his heart lies in training others to exacting standards of excellence.