From our diversity of services and integratable model, Sunset is positioned as a dominant transportation arranger for mid-market businesses. We are a privately-held company: flexible with an entrepreneurial spirit.
The Sunset Way:
Sunset promises to provide professional, reliable transportation solutions. We flex to fit our customers’ needs with sophisticated systems and processes to support multi-modal logistics and all sizes of freight spends, but remain committed to our roots with personalized, dependable service.
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Jim Williams founded Sunset Transportation in 1989, and has served as Chief Executive Officer ever since. Prior to Sunset, Jim was an Agent Division Manager for Keyway Transportation, an asset based large truck load carrier out of Baltimore, Maryland. He also managed Williams Paper Company, a St. Louis-based paper converter company, established in 1861, and one of St. Louis’ oldest family-owned companies in operation today.
Before his semi-retirement from Sunset Transportation in 2015, Jim was very active in the St. Louis business community, serving on the Board of Directors for multiple organizations: Boy Scouts of America, Greater St. Louis Area Council; Sunset Country Club; and was Chairman of the Board at Board of Enterprise Bank & Trust for several years.
Jim is married to Betty J. Williams and has one grown daughter, Lindsey J. (Williams) Graves, who was named Chief Executive Officer in 2021. Jim remains as Chairman of Sunset Transportation and works closely with the senior leadership team comprised of his daughter Lindsey, CFO Mark Cammarata, Chief Operating Officer Mick McGrory, and Chief Commercial Officer Tracy Meetre.
A Message from Our Founder
Like many companies, Sunset Transportation was founded by a drive towards greater efficiency in shipping and logistics. Working for my family’s company, the Williams Paper Company (one of St. Louis’ oldest businesses founded in 1861), I saw the opportunity to use our trucks for hire outbound, for return delivery inbound with our paper products. Eventually, the demand was so great that 80% of our trucks were filling a growing need for capacity and reliable truckload transportation. My full-time career in logistics management was born!
In 1989, I founded Sunset Transportation. I began recruiting knowledgeable, service-minded brokers to focus on specialty services like LTL and diverse product hauling. As the business grew, we automated our freight audit and payment processes resulting in a higher level of billing efficiency and back-office support to customers. Today, we have offices and agents across the country, customers who ship around the globe, and we arrange freight for a wide range of industries…from wholesale food distribution to specialized construction equipment.
Sunset has grown in many ways since our inception, but we remain committed to the values that shaped our company from the beginning. We operate as an extension of your business, with pride in our knowledge, customer service, and integrity in an ever-changing industry. Many of our original customers are still customers to this day, and several have inspired our processes to evolve and grow to meet their needs.
With the combined expertise and teamwork of our entire team at Sunset, I’m excited for what the future holds. Join us for the journey!
Lindsey Graves (nee Williams) is a 2nd generation owner and Chief Executive Officer at Sunset Transportation, a leading St. Louis third party logistics corporation. In her 13 years with Sunset, she has grown through hands-on experience in every department; she now oversees operational and personnel growth, strategy, marketing and implementation at Sunset’s corporate headquarters in south St. Louis and national branch offices.
Prior to joining the family business full time in 2005, Lindsey received her B.A. in Communication from of The College of Charleston in South Carolina while competing as a member of the College’s NCAA Division I Equestrian team. She currently serves as a Business Leadership Forum Board member at Enterprise Bank & Trust, and has been highly involved with the St. Louis Area Boy Scouts of America through Sunset’s arrangement of the logistics for the annual Scouting for Food drive since 2003.
Since joining Sunset Transportation in 2006, Cammarata has played a pivotal role in the success and growth of the company.
While overseeing Sunset’s finance, information technology and human resources, Cammarata focuses on financial metrics and analytics, elevating the business while limiting overall exposure and risks. He has also designed reporting and fiscal benchmarks for accounting, employee benefit programs, systems management and building maintenance to support Sunset’s growing footprint at its St. Louis headquarters and branches across the U.S.
As a core member of Sunset’s four-person executive management team, Cammarata’s analysis sets the stage for budgeting, office and personnel expansion, employee incentives, and market share growth across Sunset.
For nearly two decades, Mick McGrory has served Sunset Transportation in senior executive leadership positions in operations, sales, and logistics management. He currently oversees all strategic account management and pricing departments, ensuring our customers are continuously improving with the changing industry trends.
Since joining Sunset Transportation in 1997, Mick has been instrumental in the development, management, and financial performance across the business, but focusing mainly on business acquisition and retention. Prior to coming to work for Sunset Transportation, Mick spent 10 years working with multiple LTL & TL carrier companies in various positions of responsibility. He graduated from Fontbonne University with his Master’s degree in Business Administration, and minored in Finance. Mick resides in St. Louis with his wife and three children.
As Chief Operating Officer, Tracy uses her 20+ years in transportation and supply chain technology to help clients streamline their logistics operations using state-of-the-art technology, industry best practices, and proven processes. She specializes in customer and prospective relationships while gaining a thorough understanding of their business. Tracy then transforms these needs by applying operational and technology applications to develop a solid customer solution that is designed to meet and exceed client’s financial and operational objectives.
Tracy is responsible for leading and overseeing Sunset Transportations day-to-day sales efforts, as well as strategic planning and implementation of Sunset’s company-wide sales and marketing functions. Her experience derived from working at large and small 3PL’s provides a vast perspective to Sunset’s clients and management team as Sunset Transportation continues to grow and develop new service offerings.
Prior to joining Sunset Transportation Tracy was Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions at LMS Logistics, a non-asset-based 3PL specializing in the industrial manufacturing and chemical industries. She also played a vital role in developing and launching TOTAL, an award-winning TMS that provided LMS with unprecedented growth leading to a successful acquisition by Transplace in 2014. Tracy stayed on at Transplace as Vice President of Sales until joining Sunset Transportation in 2016. Tracy resides in St. Louis with her two children.