Why work with SunMed®?

We value our people.

SunMed is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO is the Law.

SunMed welcomes and values all.

Our values guide our actions.

Customer First

We are committed to providing best-in-class service, quality, and customer satisfaction. We actively listen and communicate with our customers to ensure we understand the challenges they face and deliver on our promises with the goal of exceeding their expectations.
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Differentiate with Our People

We appreciate people of different backgrounds and points of view. We build confidence while demonstrating a positive and energizing style. We demonstrate conviction in our beliefs, sharing opinions honestly and respectfully. We promote improvement of leadership bench strength and diversity.
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Bias for Action

We explore new possibilities and are willing to approach issues differently. We value consistency and assess our decisions and actions on financial implications and the impact on our customers. We identify meaningful goals and capture the imagination of others to achieve it.
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Continuous Improvement

We value the allocation of resources, time, and efforts to drive critical issues and activities. We construct meaningful strategies to address the known and unknown of future business scenarios, measuring and re-assessing as we work.
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Accountability

We have uncomplicated and uncompromising understanding of right from wrong, both publicly and privately. We know collaborating in a way that brings out the best attitude and performance in all is non-negotiable. We stay the course from start to finish and focus on our desire to achieve a goal rather than fear failure because results matter.
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Customer First

We are committed to providing best-in-class service, quality, and customer satisfaction. We actively listen and communicate with our customers to ensure we understand the challenges they face and deliver on our promises with the goal of exceeding their expectations.
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Differentiate with Our People

We appreciate people of different backgrounds and points of view. We build confidence while demonstrating a positive and energizing style. We demonstrate conviction in our beliefs, sharing opinions honestly and respectfully. We promote improvement of leadership bench strength and diversity.
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Bias for Action

We explore new possibilities and are willing to approach issues differently. We value consistency and assess our decisions and actions on financial implications and the impact on our customers. We identify meaningful goals and capture the imagination of others to achieve it.
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Continuous Improvement

We value the allocation of resources, time, and efforts to drive critical issues and activities. We construct meaningful strategies to address the known and unknown of future business scenarios, measuring and re-assessing as we work.
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Accountability

We have uncomplicated and uncompromising understanding of right from wrong, both publicly and privately. We know collaborating in a way that brings out the best attitude and performance in all is non-negotiable. We stay the course from start to finish and focus on our desire to achieve a goal rather than fear failure because results matter.
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Wellness comes first.

Physical wellness
  • National Medical Plan with Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Care Coverage
  • Vision Care Coverage
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Contribution
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Employee Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Spouse and Child Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance

Emotional wellness

  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Parental Leave

Financial wellness

  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Flexible Spending Account Contribution

Career wellness

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Continuing Education: GVSU Leadership Program
  • Rapid Company Expansion
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Work with Purpose – Saving Lives

Get to know our people

Greg Z.

Engineering Manager, Grand Rapids, MI

SunMed is constantly changing and evolving – it’s a great place to be. If you’re willing to come on board and work hard and push yourself, opportunity will come.

My experience prior to SunMed was in the automotive industry – very high demand and high stress. I was interested in SunMed because of the type of industry, it was smaller, and seemed like it had good culture. The job requirements matched my skill set and I was already familiar with working with suppliers from China. In the first few days I was already involved in projects – it kept me busy, and I learned fast. I liked being able to dive in and figure things out. It also helped that people were super friendly – that made interacting with other departments easier. I was not afraid to ask questions and speak up when I didn’t understand something. It wasn’t long before I understood the importance of culture and found it to be similar across every department at SunMed.

My role has advanced quickly since I started in 2017. I was in a Product Engineer role for two and a half years, taking on more complex projects as time went on. I’d advanced to Senior Product Engineer, and after two years moved into my current role as Engineering Manager.

I was consistently given new opportunities to challenge myself and prove I could manage the work. I had a couple people, Mike Zamora and Clint Polhill, teach me valuable lessons in collaboration and management along the way. I learned about healthy deliberation – how to respectfully disagree and trust in my ideas. The broader business side of things regarding supply chain and sales helped me understand ways I could impact our efficiencies. We’re always thinking ‘what can we do better,’ or ‘how can we make this quicker?’ We are continuously improving. Most importantly, I was shown to do what I say I’m going to do, showcase myself, and just run with my own work. My managerial approach is similar now. I trust my employees and want them to grow. I lead when needed and allow them the autonomy to learn and grow as I did.

I have been given several opportunities to expand my knowledge outside my job through courses on drawing design development, GDNT, injection molding seminars, and a 6-month leadership development through GVSU. I’m so thankful SunMed invested in my development.

I appreciate that my workday is never the same. It’s new and challenging and the fast pace keeps it exciting. There is always a new project that requires different thinking that taps into our talented team.

Since my time at SunMed, I’ve learned to speak up when I have ideas or suggestions. It matters here. Some simple conversations have led to some great systems and processes that have made us more efficient and effective. I’ve also learned that growth comes at all levels and challenging enriches outcomes.

SunMed is constantly changing and evolving – it’s a great place to be. If you’re willing to come on board and work hard and push yourself, opportunity will come. It’s never boring – there are plenty of things to do. Remember to recognize what and how much can be done and prioritize for maximum impact.

Adam S.

Senior Director Global Logistics and Distribution, Grand Rapids, MI

Being open-minded and embracing the evolution of business, is key to impacting change.

I began working at SunMed in its early days. I was originally attracted to the growth of the company and what opportunities I saw. As the business expanded, I knew there would be more opportunities to grow professionally.

My career at SunMed started as a Controller in finance. During my7 ½ years in this position, I took every opportunity I could to learn more about the operations side of the business. I oversaw many departments: HR, Finance, Customer Service, and IT. This allowed me to get involved in different areas, giving me a broader experience. Not only was I able to understand the financials but also learned to understand day-to-day operations and identify areas for improvement. The company expanded with additional locations and a larger volume of product which demanded more responsibilities. I saw areas for improvement with new technology and team structures to not only perform more efficiently but also exceed customer expectations. This deeper perspective helped me see an area where I could make an imprint on the company and implement some changes that would positively impact the bottom line, which led to my current position as Senior Director of Global Logistics and Distribution.

I could not have accomplished these career advancements without so many peers along the way. Our former CFO gave tremendous insight about the future of the company and helped me focus on the right direction to attain the growth I needed to reach my current role. I learned how to work with many different personalities and how to approach difficult situations. I understood the importance of how people perceive me and my actions – leading by example – was probably the biggest key to my achievement.

I love having the opportunity to work with many teams in multiple locations. I’m a people person and enjoy impacting the business in a positive way that others can get behind. It’s exciting to see goals being achieved when everyone is working together.

I’ve learned so much in my years at SunMed. Being open-minded and embracing the evolution of business, is key to impacting change. Most importantly, communication and keeping a focus on healthy company culture is essential to drive momentum.

For anyone considering SunMed as an employer, I’d encourage them to be positive, upbeat, and embrace the company growth as an opportunity to make a difference. Learn the business and the key pillars – anyone can make their own path at SunMed.

Antonio V.

Plant Manager, Nogales, MX

I learned from many mentors, took numerous seminars, most of which were self-sponsored from injection molding SIM to Six Sigma and project management.

1. What attracted you to this role?

What attracted me to this role is the opportunity to lead a larger group of people with an outstanding worthy goal in common, and in the process, I would fulfill two of my highest personal values: contribution and personal growth.

2. What role are you in now, and what are the paths you took to get there?

I am a Plant Manager (Nogales Plant). Short story longer 😊 the paths I took to get there can be summarized as follows:
Shortly after moving into the United States from Mexico year 2003 I started working at Westmed. My first position was Machine Operator, then I quickly moved to Material Handler. I did not speak a word of English at the time, but the supervisors were bilingual, so I was able to communicate speaking Spanish without any issues. One day the Molding Manager at the time came out on the floor and asked me to do something and I nodded, however, I did not understand what his request was, therefore the task did not get done. He came out a few hours later and brought someone to tell me that if I did not learn to communicate, I was not going to get very far. He gave me the greatest feedback I could get since I started reading. I learned English by reading books it became a way of life for me. To this day, reading is one of the habits that I attribute to making me a better person and my life better in every way. By then, the transformational world of injection molding had captured all my attention, so I started reading not only self-help but injection molding books. This gave me the theoretical knowledge that allowed me to excel in every position (from set up tech, process tech, to supervisor and then manager). I knew that arriving in the U.S. was only the beginning. I learned from many mentors, took numerous seminars, most of which were self-sponsored from injection molding SIM to Six Sigma and project management. Even with all the high-level learning along the way, reading was the one habit that shifted my paradigm.

3. How has SunMed provided you with career advancement opportunities?

SunMed has entrusted me with a responsible position I now hold and has provided mentorship and guidance for which I give special thanks to Randy Hoyt. His excellence at teaching me and others around me has been invaluable – he is the best! There are also other programs, benefits, and resources available to me to allow me to continue to advance my career.

4. What do you like most about your job?

I have the opportunity to work with a team with complementary skills to render the best possible service we are capable of in a complex and ever-changing market, challenging ourselves to become better in the process. Some of the processes we work with are transformational and fascinating such as injection molding. That aspect is a plus.

5. What has your career path within SunMed taught you?

That exponential growth can occur at any moment if we are ready for it and that there is always a next level that we should be striving toward.

6. What advice would you give someone considering employment at SunMed?

It is a great place to work with endless opportunity for growth, to the extent that sometimes our imagination or thinking is the only limitation. “JUSTGIVE IT A SHOT!!! ”

Zoyla H.

Business Analyst, Sales & Marketing, Grand Rapids, MI

My experience at SunMed has taught me that consistency, an eagerness to learn and grow, and hard work pays off.

I started my career at SunaMed 7 years ago as a Customer Complaint Coordinator. Medical device manufacturing was a complete shift of industry for me. What I liked most about the opportunity was having a better balance of work and family time, and the ability to impact lives through my work – which I hadn’t had before.

Now I’m a Business Analyst for Sales and Marketing. It’s hard to believe I’ve had 5 different roles in just 7 years. After Customer Complaint Coordinator I moved into a Quality Systems Coordinator role which allowed me to expand multiple quality system processes. My next step in my journey was Quality Specialist. In that role I had the opportunity to manage the creation of new processes, working with the full scope of our QMS. I gained tremendous knowledge of how to handle customer complaints, product, process non-conformances, corrective/preventive actions, and a more in-depth knowledge of medical device regulations. I eventually became the main Lead Internal Auditor for our QMS. Following that role, I became the Senior Quality Specialist that included managing more complex projects. With the growth of the company, I’ve implemented a global training management process and merged other processes, including the shift from our paper-based system to a new EQMS. Today, in the Business Analyst role, I oversee SunMed’s OEM project process, working closely with Sales in proposal developments and project management to enhance sales efforts and aid in project efficiency.

My career advancement opportunities came from SunMed’s encouragement to stretch our knowledge and my personal drive to learn more. Persistence and positive work ethic help me drive the best quality processes for internal and external constituents. In addition, there are several people who have helped me along the way – providing mentorship that pushed me to grow.

In my current role, I appreciate that I have autonomy in my work, every day is different, and every project is different. I love that I’m able to use what I’ve learned from all my other roles at SunMed. This experience aligns with my long-term career goals in Business Administration.

My experience at SunMed has taught me that consistency, an eagerness to learn and grow, and hard work pays off. Knowing that my job is valued and appreciated helps me keep moving when challenges arise.
For anyone considering a career at SunMed, you’ll know it’s the right company if you’re looking for growth. Also, the culture feels like family, yet each of us plays a part in helping to impact lives.

Shane S.

Territory Sales Manager

SunMed is committed to career advancement via tuition reimbursement.

1. What attracted you to this role?

My current role as a Territory Sales Manager was attractive to me because it provided an opportunity to work with clinicians and hospitals day in and day out. Knowing that there are patients who rely on our products provides a sense of fulfillment I wouldn’t find elsewhere.

2. What role are you in now, and what are the paths you took to get there?

I started off as a Sales Specialist, worked my way up to Senior Sales Specialist, and was most recently promoted to Territory Sales Manager.

3. How has SunMed provided you with career advancement opportunities?

SunMed provides a plethora of opportunities to gain experience for career advancement. With a growing company, I was asked to wear many “hats” which led to exposure with all the departments within the company. Additionally, SunMed is committed to career advancement via tuition reimbursement.  I owe a huge thanks to SunMed, their dedication to this aspect allowed me to earn a Master of Healthcare Administration, a certificate of Advance Analytics, and I am currently pursuing a second Masters, in Supply Chain Management.

4.Who has helped shape your career time at SunMed so far?

Everyone at SunMed takes such a sincere interest in helping others that it would be easier to paste the Organizational Chart than name everyone who has helped me. With that said, I do owe a huge amount of gratitude to Jeff Eardley. In a competitive field like medical sales, taking a risk on someone without experience can back-fire. Jeff rolled the dice, gave me a shot, and he’s been there providing guidance ever since.

5. What do you like most about your job?

One of the many things I enjoy about my job is how un-traditional and fulfilling it is. Often when you hear “job” you think of the 9-5 person who just wants to make it to the weekend. My current role, and the industry in general, brings new challenges and rewards every day. Working for a company that genuinely cares about the patient is easy to align with and makes the “job” fun.

6. What has your career path within SunMed taught you?

Be Present. This is equally important for interacting with co-workers or clinicians.  Focusing on the here and now will allow you appreciate the small things, add value to others, and tackle the larger hurdles when they come.

7. What advice would you give someone considering employment at SunMed?

Do it.

Claudia L.

Warehouse Manager, Grand Rapids, MI

SunMed is the first company I’ve seen that has looked at the human side of their employees — they care for each individual. 

In my younger years, before SunMed, I started very young as a buyer-planner, then lead of purchasing, then customer service, inventory control, production manager, and supply chain manager. While still in Mexico, I worked for the US government in the Inventory Control department.

Then the opportunity to change my residence came on board!  I had to find a job in the United States in the Supply Chain areas where I could apply my energy.  Salter Labs was the indicated!   My first role at Salter /SunMed was as a Warehouse Supervisor at the EL Paso location. I have a lot of energy, so the fast pace, changing from one activity to another and solving problems attracted me to this position. I found very attractive all the coordination, planning, logistics and customer care that this distribution center offered.

As warehouse Supervisor I worked on many different projects: introduced new warehouse structure and implemented a receiving section.  A year into my work at Salter Labs, we merged with SunMed. This gave me an opportunity to learn new systems and train our people. With the growth of the company, I saw an opportunity to open up a 2nd shift, and eventually the necessity for another facility – all this during the COVID pandemic. I was honored to be awarded “Employee of the Quarter” for my work. Soon after, I was promoted as Warehouse Manager and had the opportunity to assign people to roles which made us more efficient. While I believe that each process must have an owner, I strongly believe in all the benefits the cross-training provides me, my team and the company.

My path to Warehouse Manager was achieved by seeing opportunities and stepping in to help rather than waiting for someone to assign to me.

I’ve been very fortunate to have had the managers I’ve had. I learned from them how to recognize strengths and weaknesses and how to overcome challenges. Now, I have a manager who I can rely on. He is my mentor, takes time to help, to train, hears my suggestions and validates my thoughts.

There is a lot to learn and do! What I love most about my role is that I have an opportunity to lead people and participate in their growth and projection. I love my team and the dynamics of the job – making decisions and taking actions quickly. It challenges me. This role has opportunity for growth just as my people have opportunity, which is very important to me.

This career path at SunMed has taught me there’s always opportunity to improve and grow professionally. I’ve navigated challenges that have taken me out of my comfort zone to find solutions. It’s made me think! I also truly believe in my team. I learn and grow from them.

For someone considering working at SunMed, I’d say just go for it! There’s so much room to grow if you want – the opportunities are there. SunMed cares about us as individuals and that makes such a difference in a work environment.

I have worked for great companies that have helped my professional career, but SunMed is the first company I’ve seen that has looked at the human side of their employees – they care for each individual. This makes me want to keep going.