DHR completes CIO, VP searches for Lineage Logistics

November 6, 2013

Colton, Calif. - Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the placement of Sudarsan Thattai as chief information officer and Patricia Gaudin as the vice president of human resources for Lineage Logistics, a warehousing and logistics company sponsored by Bay Grove Capital in San Francisco. Global Leader of the Private Equity Practice Keith Giarman and Global Leader of the Advanced Technology Practice Sal DiFranco completed the search with assistance from Principal Derrick Stewart.

In his new position, Thattai is responsible for managing the information technology organization that oversees and supports all hardware, communications, software, network and related infrastructure at Lineage. Before joining Lineage, Thattai was the chief technology officer for UTI Worldwide, Inc. Prior to that position, which he began in 2008, he was the head of engineering for Cisco ROS, and served as the vice president and chief technology officer for Duty Free Shops Group Limited in Singapore.

Thattai graduated with a Master of Science in Management Information Technology from the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom.

As vice president of human resources, Gaudin will assume responsibility for all aspects of the Lineage's human resource functions including the alignment of its human resources platform as well as creating a premier professional and leadership development program. Prior to joining Lineage, Gaudin was the senior vice president of human resources at Tectrans, an $88 million transportation firm. Prior to that position, she served as the business team manager at The SCI Companies and as the director of business services at Nova Southeastern University.

Gaudin received a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and Women in Transportation, and served as the workforce development director for HR Tampa.

“DHR provided a very effective and efficient process for sourcing and recruiting these two critical employees for our company. We are now continuing to work with DHR on additional placements as our company continues to build the management team for future growth,” said Bill Hendricksen, CEO of Lineage Logistics.

About Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics is the 2nd largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company in the world. The company was founded through the combination of premier, temperature-controlled warehousing companies, some of whose roots date back to the early 1900s. Today, all its companies are unified with a shared vision of being the leading national supply chain company serving the nation’s food, retail, agriculture, and distribution companies. Visit lineagelogistics.com.