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Kevin McDonough Onboard at Sunburst Electronics as New Vice President of Sales and Marketing


ERIE, Pa. (February 22, 2008) – Sunburst Electronics, a contract manufacturer of electronic controls in Erie, Pa., is under new leadership with the recent retirement of Dennis Cantoni, former vice president of sales and marketing at Sunburst. Kevin McDonough has officially assumed the position, having relocated to Erie from San Jose, Calif.

Mr. McDonough’s most recent posts included Business Development Manager for a tier-one, global contract manufacturer, Solectron Corporation (Milpitas, Calif.); and Vice President of Business Development/Interim Vice President of Operations for ACT Electronics, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.). He brings decades of industry experience to Sunburst, having also held top-level sales positions at these California-based organizations: Flextronics International, Eltech Electronics, Dovatron International and Exicom Technologies/Comptronix Corporation.

John W. Cline, President and CEO of Sunburst Electronics, indicates, “Dennis Cantoni’s leadership will be missed, and we have greatly appreciated his significant contributions to Sunburst. Kevin McDonough is joining us in the midst of a tremendous Sunburst growth track, and we are confident that his wealth of knowledge and experience will translate to even greater company growth and value-adds for our customers.”

Current increasing demand for Sunburst’s electronic assemblies means one thing for the region – more jobs. The company’s head count has increased by 34 percent in the last year. Additionally, Sunburst has expanded its second shift, added a third shift, and acquired new, electronic assembly equipment.

About Sunburst Electronics:

Certified to ISO 9001:2000, Sunburst Electronics specializes in developing electronic assemblies (printed circuit boards, chassis assembly, cables and harnesses) for industrial machinery, control and measurement applications, instrumentation, avionics, transportation, transducers and medical devices, among others.

Sunburst is a J-STD-001 facility adhering to stringent standards spanning defect and process control, inspection methodology and process verification inspection, and is well equipped to serve the military and other high-reliability electronics markets (aerospace, medical equipment and telecommunications).

The company houses its operations in a 31,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility based in Erie, Pa., and maintains a separately staffed, 4,000-square-foot repair center specializing in end-of-life product management.

Founded in 1975, Sunburst is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bliley Technologies, Inc. Bliley ( is a manufacturer of quartz crystals and crystal oscillators used in the telecommunications, military and space industries.

For more information, visit, or call or write Sunburst Electronics at 420 East Bayfront Parkway, Erie, Pa., 16507-1456. Phone: (814) 461-9120.


Lori Marshall
(814) 461-9120


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