Who We Are

Our purpose to help our customers is at the center of everything we do and is fueled by our continuous improvement culture. Realizing our vision of being a great third party logistics company is dependent on our team being unified & guided by our core company values every day.

Our Purpose

To help our customers do what they do…better!

Our Vision

To create a great 3PL company where opportunity exists, people want to work, and customers want to buy.

Our Values

Unifying Team & Guiding Decisions

Safety First.

We believe we all have a responsibility to keep one another safe. Our primary goal is for every team member to go home as safe as they arrived to work every day. Sunland is committed to being a socially responsible corporate citizen and creating work environments that are both physically and emotionally safe.

Servant Leadership.

We believe our job is to serve our fellow team members, our customers, and our communities. Approaching each day with a servant leader mentality means we treat everyone with respect and help each other to be successful. Servant leaders earn trust, encourage others, and can hold any role within the organization.

Learning Organization.

We believe investing in continuous learning and leading with a “seek to understand” mindset is essential to fostering a continuous improvement culture. Our passion for learning creates value for our industry, our customers, and our personal growth.

Results Matter.

We believe in setting high-performance standards and holding ourselves accountable to those results in order to meet our customers’ goals, our company goals, & our personal goals.

Our History

Fulfilling Customer Orders & Expectations for 40 Years

In 1982 Sunland Distribution, Inc., was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit by Sam Cole in Greenville, SC, and established as a successful local public warehouse provider. After learning the business through his experience as Sunland’s Head of Sales, Arch Thomason purchased the company in 2008 and became CEO with a new vision for Sunland and the value we could provide customers.

Immediately afterward the economy took a dive and steering the ship in the rapidly changing supply chain industry quickly presented a tsunami of challenges. But with a loyal team and twin boys on the way, Thomason had an unwavering commitment to lead Sunland to become a great 3PL company. His first steps were focusing on quality, establishing service expertise, and building a diverse leadership team with both the experience and the heart to successfully scale the company while adhering to its core company values.

In 2013, a new senior leadership team of logistics experts started to be assembled to take the company from being a local provider to a competitive national provider. With Elijah Ray as Chief Customer Officer and Hari Sivaprakasam as Chief Operations Officer, the team embarked on a journey to become a Lean organization and developed the Sunland Management System to implement its growth strategy.

Celebrating 40 years in business in 2022, Sunland has grown into a national third party logistics provider and is recognized as a Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics Magazine. The Sunland team continues to expand its network of distribution and fulfillment centers along with the value they create for customers. Attributing success to its focus on attracting top industry talent, fostering a continuous improvement culture, and leveraging advanced technologies, Sunland serves as a strategic supply chain partner to industry-leading companies and is passionate about fulfilling its purpose of helping customers to do what they do better.

Continuous Improvement through the Years

A Growing Network of Strategically Located Fulfillment & Distribution Centers

Professional Affiliations

Meet Our Diverse Leadership Team

Discover the people who help both our customers and team members be successful.

Our Leadership