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Sunland Logistics Solutions is excited to welcome Melissa “Mel” Alwood as the growing third-party logistics provider’s newest VP of Operations.

With over 20 years in the third-party logistics industry, Mel brings valuable experience in the areas of operations excellence, implementations, safety, and quality. She has served in leadership positions for global third-party logistics providers and has a proven history of delivering significant improvement across operations for a wide variety of customers including leaders in the automotive and tech industries.

In addition to a B.S. degree in Workforce Education and Development with a specialization in Training from Southern Illinois University, Mel Alwood has earned certificates from Cornell University in Executive Leadership & Financial Management and is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence. She is recognized as a highly trusted leader able to build a diverse positive, collaborative, and action-oriented culture, with a focus on individuals’ inclusion, development, and growth.

When asked why she wanted to join Sunland’s team, Mel Alwood replied,

“Fit was the key factor for me in choosing Sunland, not only being confident that I was a strong fit for Sunland, but I also believe that Sunland is a very good fit for me. The fit is based not only my background, abilities, and leadership skills. It is also based on my alignment with Sunland’s Purpose, Values and Management System as well as the engagement at all levels of the leadership team, the action-based decision culture, and the intent to have fun while fulfilling Sunland’s Vision of creating a great third-party logistics company where opportunity exists, people want to work, and customers want to buy. I look forward to helping make a positive impact for our Sunland customers and my fellow team members.”