SHEFFIELD, IOWA, U.S. — Charles Sukup, president of Sukup Manufacturing Co., was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on Sept. 30.

He is one of 83 new members and 16 foreign members elected Feb. 7. 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,” Charles Sukup said. “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.”

Charles Sukup has served as president of Sukup Manufacturing Co. since 1995. He has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in agricultural engineering, both from Iowa State University.

He 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 Sukup and his wife Mary have three children; Elizabeth, Jonathan, and Andrew, who is a Sukup Manufacturing employee. Charles Sukup and his wife reside near Dougherty, Iowa, U.S.