Craig Marton joins as president and COO; Founder Jim Williams transitions to chairman and CEO
ST. LOUIS, April 22, 2015 — Sunset Transportation, a St. Louis-based third party logistics provider, announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Craig Marton as president and COO. Sunset founder, Jim Williams, will become chairman and CEO.
This new leadership appointment supports Sunset’s double-digit growth over the last several years and positions the company to continue to benefit its customers with enhanced services and savings.
Marton is a seasoned leader and strategist with experience across multiple industries and market channels. He most recently served as president and CEO of LMC Industries, Inc., a long-term client of Sunset Transportation. While at LMC, Marton boosted sales and improved efficiencies in spite of the recession and automotive downturn.
Marton brings proven experience to take Sunset to the next level of maturity—exceeding $100 million in annual sales—and successfully position the company for the future.
“Craig strengthens our excellent leadership team so we can add more value to our customers,” said Jim Williams, chairman and CEO. “He has the proven track record to strategically grow Sunset while also being a great fit for our culture of service, dedication, innovation and integrity. Also, since Craig has been a Sunset customer, he has a powerful understanding of what our customers want and need.”
With Marton leading day-to-day business operations, as well as, mid and long term strategic planning and implementation, Williams is advising on strategic decisions as needed and focusing on business development and acquisitions, including the development of branch locations across the country. Marton will also be mentoring Williams’ daughter, Lindsey Graves, currently vice president of operations, to prepare her to become the leader of Sunset in the future, ensuring continuity and a clear succession plan.
“I’m looking forward to working with Sunset’s team as we continue building on its success and powerful growth trajectory. As a proud Marine Corps veteran, my dedication to excellence with integrity resonates with Sunset’s values; it is my goal to develop strategies to amp up our customer focus and capabilities that will result in superior performance,” said Marton.
About Sunset Transportation, Inc. – www.sunsettrans.com With over 25 years of experience, Sunset Transportation is a leader in third party logistics (3PL) and freight payment services. The company supports customers by creating efficiencies within their supply chain; leveraging its extensive network and decades of transportation knowledge. Backed by a combination of proprietary and industry-recognized business intelligence systems, Sunset customizes a solution that best suits each customer’s needs, with a personalized service level that exceeds customer expectations…the right size 3PL for growing businesses. Sunset Transportation’s corporate headquarters are located in St. Louis, Missouri, with branch and agent offices across the U.S.