As the CEO of Primus Technologies, one of the world’s largest privately-held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers, Christopher Sullivan has led the company to renowned performance. Under his leadership, Primus Technologies has become legendary for zero-defect quality, on-time delivery, world-class service and corporate culture. Sullivan's commitment to work-life balance has made Primus a premier employer, with best-in-class employee voluntary turnover, benefits, profit-sharing and perks.
Primus Technologies was originally formed by acquisitions from Osram Sylvania and ABB, starting in 1993. A solid reputation for outstanding performance has secured Primus a place among the world’s best manufacturing companies. Sullivan continues this commitment to breakthrough performance by reinvesting a greater percentage of total revenue each year in continuous improvement and reengineering than competitors.
Year after year, Primus Technologies earns awards for performance, including the 2017 Raytheon Supplier Excellence Premier Partnership Award, given to just ten out of more than 10,000 Raytheon suppliers. In 2017, Primus Technologies also received the Supplier Quality of the Year Award from a major defense contractor for their top missile defense programs. Primus delivered nearly 60,000 electronics assemblies with zero-defect quality during all of 2016. Primus was the only supplier to receive this award.
Sullivan has also led the company philanthropically, including donating $1.8 million to the Diocese of Scranton for tuition aid at St. John Neumann Regional Academy in Williamsport, PA, among other schools. Primus also donated $100,000 to to the local Geisinger Pediatric Specialty Services Clinic, which provides kids with specialized care. In addition, Primus donated $300,000 to UPMC Susquehanna Health's local four-hospital health system. Primus is a Special Olympics Winners Circle Gold Level Sponsor and a Wounded Warrior Project Corporate Champion.
The company’s strategy to provide an environment where employees can reach peak performance has been recognized. When Primus received the Governor's Award for Job Creation and “exemplary support of the workforce, community and economic development” in 2015, the company was only the second organization in the region's history to ever receive this distinguished award.
Christopher Sullivan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and his MBA from UNC Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He also attended Harvard Business School's Executive Education program in leadership best practices. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Geisinger Health, a $7 billion healthcare leader cited by Barack Obama as a model for healthcare reform. At Geisinger Health, Sullivan is Chair of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) Board of Directors, where he is Chair of the Family Committee. GHP is a $2.7 billion leader in health insurance. Sullivan is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Bucknell University, where he is Chair of the Facilities and Infrastructure Subcommittee.