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Novi, MI, March 18, 2019 – Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage” or the “Company”), the world’s most innovative and trusted provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, today announced that Michael (“Mike”) McClendon has been appointed to serve as President of Lineage Europe in support of the Company’s expanding global presence. In his new role, Mike will oversee Lineage’s European operations and be responsible for identifying strategic growth opportunities overseas. He will continue to serve as Executive Vice President, Network Optimization for Lineage.
“Our European operations are critical to Lineage’s ability to create bespoke logistics solutions for our customers on an international scale, and I am confident Mike is the right leader to achieve alignment and nurture growth overseas,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, President & CEO of Lineage.
“Lineage is better positioned than ever to expand in new and existing global markets and partner with customers across their international supply chains,” said McClendon. “I am passionate about our industry and excited to be part of Lineage’s remarkable growth story.”
McClendon brings to his expanded role nearly 25 years of leadership experience in the global cold chain industry. He served as President of Richmond Cold Storage until the organization’s acquisition by Lineage in 2011, in which he continued to lead the Company’s East Area operations. In 2016, McClendon was named EVP, Network Optimization to focus on Lineage’s strategic growth through acquisition, expansion and capital deployment.
“Mike’s deep experience in the global cold storage industry and demonstrated excellence in executing high-impact capital projects are an ideal and unique combination to ensure Lineage’s continued success internationally,” said Lehmkuhl. “I look forward to seeing how his leadership will help shape the future of our dynamic organization.”
About Lineage Logistics, LLC: Lineage Logistics is the industry’s leading innovator in temperature-controlled supply chain and logistics. Lineage’s expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions, its unrivaled real estate network, and its use of technology combine to promote food safety, increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, lessen environmental impact, and minimize supply chain waste. As a result, Lineage helps customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small family-owned businesses increase the efficiency and protect the integrity of their temperature-controlled supply chain. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations, Lineage was recognized as the No 1. Data Science company on Fast Company’s Annual list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2019, in addition to ranking 23rd overall in an evaluation of thousands of companies worldwide. (www.lineagelogistics.com)