Lineage Logistics, LLC, an innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, announced the appointment of Lynn Wentworth, a seasoned public board member, to its Board of Directors. Lineage also announced the appointment of Natalie Matsler as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. In this role, she will oversee Lineage’s global Legal, Safety & Compliance, Food Optimization and Corporate Compliance functions.
What does Wentworth bring to Lineage in her new role?
Wentworth joins Lineage’s Board of Directors at a pivotal time in the Company’s growth. She brings deep expertise in finance, technology and logistics to Lineage’s board and currently serves on the boards of Graphic Packaging, where she chairs the Compensation & Human Capital Committee, and Benchmark Electronics, where she chairs the Audit Committee.
She is the former Chairman of CyrusOne and Cincinnati Bell and chaired the Audit & Finance Committees at both companies. Before her board service, Wentworth was the CFO and Treasurer of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a distributor of building products in North America.
Prior to joining BlueLinx, Lynn Wentworth held numerous leadership positions with BellSouth Corporation across tax, strategic planning, investor relations, financial planning, sales and operations and was ultimately appointed Chief Financial Officer at Communications Group.
“I’m excited to join Lineage’s board of directors at such a pivotal time and to work with the leadership team as we continue to innovate and grow the global cold chain,” said Wentworth.
What were the executive’s thoughts on Wentworth?
“As Lineage continues to grow and execute our mission of transforming the food supply chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world, we are thrilled to welcome Lynn to the board,” said Adam Forste, Co-Executive Chairman of Lineage and Co-Founder of Bay Grove.
“Given her many years of experience working in areas of finance, technology and logistics, combined with her exceptional board service at a number of industry-leading corporations, we look forward to having Lynn provide a unique and valuable perspective to our board governance and our overall strategy as we continue to fuel Lineage’s global growth.”
What does Matsler bring to Lineage in her new role?
As the newest member of Lineage’s Executive Leadership Team, Natalie Matsler reports directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Lehmkuhl. Most recently, Natalie Matsler served as General Counsel of McCourt Partners, a private investment platform based in Los Angeles, Calif., where she was a member of the executive team and successfully led several projects in real estate development featuring green technology and resilient design.
This is her second time working for Lineage, as she originally joined Lineage in 2014 and served in multiple legal leadership roles at the Company, including SVP and Deputy General Counsel, through April 2021. Matsler held legal roles of increasing responsibility at Latham & Watkins LLP, Downey Savings and Loan Association, F.A. and U.S. Bank National Association.
Commenting on the role, Natalie Matsler, said, “I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to return to Lineage and lead these incredibly talented teams in such a fast-growing, dynamic organization. I look forward to supporting Lineage as the company continues its global growth, all while serving Lineage’s purpose of transforming the food supply chain.”
What were the executive’s thoughts on Matsler?
Matsler earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and her J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. “We are thrilled to welcome Natalie back to the Lineage family,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, President & CEO, Lineage.
“With a proven track record of leading, managing and advising significant projects across our global network, Natalie brings extensive experience to Lineage and will play a key role in advancing the company’s strategic initiatives. I am confident she will build upon our already-strong legal, safety and compliance teams and further contribute to Lineage’s global growth.”