Sun America History


A family start –
The Romocean Family

Linnea’s Candy and Cake Supplies in Ohio

Family owned with first- and second-generation working side-by-side.


Founded in 1968 by Linnea Romocean, making candies for sale who then started receiving requests for supplies.

The first retail store was a converted home in Springfield Township, Ohio and opened in the early 70’s.

Husband, Frank, joined the company to help with growing business, leaving his long-held Goodyear aerospace job.


Linnea’s first Ohio warehouse was opened in the late 70’s and the San Bernardino, California location opened in 1987.

Son, Russ, saw a niche for manufacturing and supply of the converted paper cups and with his technical expertise together with father and uncle, developed the patented machines.


AMERICUP was born in 1993

Acquiring their first business, AmeriCup continued with slow and steady growth.

Staff added early 2000’s to manage growth including brother-in-law to manage production.


Company acquired Sunset Paper becoming Sun America in 2004.

Sunset brought 28 years of working knowledge to the group.

Sun America planned to focus on innovation and new business segments that were not accessible before the merger.

Sun America then supplied both AmeriCup’s and Sunset Paper’s customers.

Executive positions added to manage business – all are vested partners in the business.


Added equipment to manufacture Thermoformed Products April 2012.

Impressive year over year growth while maintaining small family business philosophy and approach.

If you are interested in working with us to develop a bake cup program or a custom plastic container to fit your specific need, please contact us at 330-821-6300 and ask for sales assistance.