Harld Peters heads Lineage Logistics Europe
Long-serving UPS executive Harald Peters will join fast-growing food logistics company Lineage Logistics as head of its Europe business, which has been bolstered by two recent acquisitions.
As Senior Vice President, Europe, he will oversee all of the company’s European operations and will report to Mike McClendon, Lineage’s President of International Operations and EVP of Network Optimization.
The US company said that Peters brings extensive experience leading technology-driven transformation and accelerated growth, most recently serving as President of Northern Europe for global workforce solutions company, ManpowerGroup.
He also spent more than two decades at UPS where he held key leadership positions across Europe and Asia, most recently as President of UPS China and previously as President for West Europe.
Building brand presence
“We are thrilled to welcome Harld to the One Lineage Europe family, and I am confident he is the right leader for this critical position,” said Mike McClendon, President International Operations and EVP, Network Optimization. “Harld has an impressive background in deploying intelligent growth strategies in Europe, which is particularly important for Lineage as we continue to expand regionally and with customers across our dynamic European facility footprint. I look forward to seeing the incredible impact he is going to make on our European operations and on the Company as a whole.”
“I’m excited to join the world’s leading cold storage logistics solutions provider, particularly at such a transformative time for the company and its European operations,” said Peters. “I look forward to working with this talented team to build Lineage’s brand presence in the region and provide the industry’s best, most comprehensive customer experience.”
Acquisitions in Europe
Lineage Logistics, which describes itself one of the world’s leading and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions providers, specialises in cold chain logistics for the food industry.
It has just announced the acquisitions of the Dutch Kloosterboer Group and the cold storage division of Danish group Claus Sørensen.
Overall, Lineage Logistics has a global network of over 350 strategically located facilities totalling over 2 billion cubic feet of capacity which spans 15 countries across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America.