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June 18, 2015 1:22 PM, EDT

Gregory Lehmkuhl, Former Con-way Executive, to Become Lineage Logistics CEO

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Former Con-way Freight President Gregory Lehmkuhl was named CEO at warehousing and logistics operator Lineage Logistics. 

Lehmkuhl, whose resignation from the largest unit of Con-way Inc. was announced two days ago, is joining Lineage to replace CEO Bill Hendricksen, who will become vice chairman, a company statement said. Lineage ranks No. 12 on Transport Topics list of Top Warehousing companies with 111 facilities.

The statement said Lehmkuhl, who will join Lineage in mid-July, is taking over “as the company moves into its next phase of growth and works to further expand its comprehensive cold chain solutions for customers.”



Hendricksen will remain vice chairman at Lineage, based in Colton, California.

“Greg is a skilled leader with a stellar reputation in the logistics industry for driving growth,” said Adam Forste, co-chairman of Lineage Logistics and managing director of Bay Grove, the financial backer of Lineage.

Joe Dagnese replaced Lehmkuhl at Con-way Freight, moving over from the president’s post at the Truckload unit of the company ranked No. 4 on Transport Topics Top 100 list of for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada.

“Every company has different stages of growth, and each stage requires a CEO with specific skillsets,” Hendricksen said in the statement. “Greg is an exceptional leader.”