Elijah Ray and Bill Gates Join the Team at Sunland Distribution

Two global logistics industry giants, Elijah Ray and Bill Gates, have recently joined Sunland Distribution, Inc. Previous CSCMP President and a former Senior VP in the global division of an international supply chain solutions provider, Elijah Ray has joined the company as Sunland’s new EVP of Client Solutions. Ray has dedicated over 25 years to the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management with a focus on operations excellence, quality, customer relationship development, marketing, and sales. His leadership for quality led to industry recognition as his organization developed a culture of continuous improvement while engaged with highly recognizable name brands.

Bill Gates has assumed the position as Chairman of Sunland Distribution’s Board of Directors. Gates began his logistics career in 1988 working for Standard Corporation and was CEO of the company at the time of its acquisition. In 2011 he retired, finishing his career as President of an international supply chain solutions provider with $4.5 billion revenue and 20,000 employees at the time. Gates shares why he wanted to become involved with Sunland; “I’ve respected Sunland for years and have been very impressed with the growth and transformation of the company under Arch Thomason’s leadership since he acquired Sunland in 2008. I view Sunland very much as I did Standard – a company with terrific values and very focused on serving customers. I am excited to be serving as Sunland’s Chairman of their Board of Directors”.

About Sunland Distribution: A thirty-year old, third party logistics company based in South Carolina, Sunland Distribution, Inc. serves the needs of companies primarily in the chemical, automotive, retail, and paper industries; and specializes in providing warehousing and value added services, transportation solutions, and contract workforce solutions in the Southeast.

Sunland Distribution, Inc. Earns Scotts Miracle-Gro’s Business Partner Excellence Award

Sunland Distribution, Inc. is proud to announce it has been named the recipient of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s 2012 Business Partner Excellence Award for warehouse providers. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. As a southeast regional distribution center for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Sunland received the highest quality audit score across the warehouse provider network, shipping over 31,000 deliveries and more than 250 million pounds of product with 60% of the processing for the Fortune 100 company occurring within a 100 day peak season.

When asked to describe working with Sunland Distribution, Inc., Bill Couchman, Director of Global Distribution for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, shares, “The superior service that Sunland Distribution provides to Scotts is critical to our supply chain management … Sunland Distribution has been a valued partner in supporting Scotts in the Southeast with outstanding warehousing out of the Simpsonville, SC facility and has been an important element of our supply chain success”.