Lineage Logistics Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of The World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019

NOVI, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage”), the world’s most innovative and
trusted provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, today
announced its recognition by Fast Company as one of the 50 Most
Innovative Companies of 2019.

This prestigious honor recognizes and celebrates Lineage’s
industry-leading innovations that are designed to solve the complexities
of storing, moving and preserving temperature-controlled food safely and
efficiently around the globe. As detailed in Fast Company’s spotlight
on Lineage
, the Company’s work to reimagine the food supply chain
helps customers eliminate waste from their supply chains and connect the
world to safe, high-quality food.

When it comes to issues like energy and food waste, we see an
opportunity to apply Silicon Valley-style innovation to not only help
preserve and protect the products with which our customers entrust us
but also transform the world’s food supply chain,” said Greg Lehmkuhl,
President and CEO of Lineage. “Our team is passionate about challenging
the status quo and finding more efficient and sustainable ways to
address the complexities unique to the temperature-controlled logistics
industry. We are honored that such a prestigious publication as Fast
would recognize us in this way.”

Led by its technologists and San Francisco-based applied sciences team
of mathematicians, physicists, marine biologists and engineers, Lineage
uses thermodynamics, mathematics, AI and robotics, statistics,
oceanography, computer simulation and data visualization to develop
innovative, data-driven solutions that protect the integrity of its
customers’ temperature-controlled food. Their breakthroughs, like
turning power consumption from a fixed to live expense or applying
fighter jet design methodology to more efficiently freeze commodities,
demonstrate the Company’s commitment to innovation that disrupts the
world’s food supply chain.

This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication and
creativity of our entire team,” said Sudarsan Thattai, Lineage’s Chief
Information Officer. “From our technologists and applied scientists,
whose expertise in the space today is competitive with those at any
Silicon Valley technology company, to our team members on the warehouse
floor, we are an organization that is innovative, bold and deeply
committed to our purpose of connecting people to food.”

Now in its 11th year, Fast Company’s Most Innovative
Companies (MIC) List honors the businesses making the most profound
impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to
thrive in today’s volatile world. Half of the companies on this year’s
MIC 50 list are appearing for the first time. MIC is the publication’s
signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial
efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the
future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.
This year, Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out groundbreaking
businesses across 35 industries and every region. They also judged
nominations received through their application process.

Established players are showing the same kind of nimbleness that we’ve
generally associated with startups,” said Fast Company deputy editor
David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2019)
is now available online at,
as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February
27th. The hashtag is #fcmostinnovative.

About Lineage Logistics:

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. (

About Fast Company:

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital
intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most
influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business.
Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most
prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American
Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine
Of The Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and
six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication
Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is
Amanda Smith. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is
published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication
Inc., and can be found online at


Megan Hendricksen
Lineage Logistics

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