Global Supply Chain Advisory Board

John Pence

John Pence


Job Title: President & Founder
Company: Sunrise Technologies


John has spent the last 40 years tackling large scale IT and supply chain projects for a wide range of corporations. John spent the first 15 years of his career working his way up from programmer trainee to CIO at Sara Lee Corporation. Along the way he held numerous IT and non-IT jobs, including Director of Planning and Distribution for Sara Lee’s 400+ retail stores, serving as the logistics partner to Wal-Mart, and CIO of Champion Products. In 1994 John left Sara Lee to found Sunrise Technologies, an award-winning global company focused on the Microsoft Dynamics suite of solutions. Sunrise has been recognized most recently as the Global Microsoft Partner of the Year for ERP Solutions. Sunrise is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, with offices in Dallas, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Lucarno, Switzerland, and Xi’an China.

John is married and has four children. John’s passions include flying, masters swimming, sailing, and playing guitar.