Lineage Logistics, LLC, the world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, announced the appointment of Lynn Wentworth, a seasoned public board member, to its board of directors. Additionally, 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.   

Wentworth joins Lineage’s board of 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 role as board chair. Before her board service, Wentworth was the chief financial officer and treasurer of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a leading distributor of building products in North America. Prior to joining BlueLinx, she held numerous leadership positions with BellSouth Corporation across tax, strategic planning, investor relations, financial planning, sales and operations and was ultimately appointed CFO – Communications Group.  

“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. “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.”

As the newest member of Lineage’s Executive Leadership Team, Matsler reports directly to President and CEO Greg Lehmkuhl. Most recently, she served as general counsel of McCourt Partners, a private investment platform based in Los Angeles, California, 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, including senior vice president and deputy general counsel, through April 2021. Before joining Lineage, Matsler held legal roles of increasing responsibility at Latham & Watkins LLP, Downey Savings and Loan Association, F.A. and U.S. Bank National Association. She 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,” Lehmkuhl said. “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.” 

About Lineage Logistics
Lineage Logistics is the world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider. It has a global network of over 400 strategically located facilities totaling over 2 billion cubic feet of capacity, which spans 20 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Lineage’s industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions, its unrivaled real estate network and the development and deployment of innovative technology help increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste, and, most importantly, as a Visionary Partner of Feeding America, help feed the world.