Robert Biesterfeld appointed Chief Operating Officer of C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson has announced that Robert Biesterfeld has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective March 1, 2018. Biesterfeld will continue to report to John P. Wiehoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“Biesterfeld is a highly effective leader with deep knowledge of our industry and a proven track record of delivering results,” said Wiehoff. “He has been instrumental in driving strategy and transformation and brings a strong focus on analytics, customer centricity, and technology to this role.”

In his new role, Biesterfeld will have direct responsibility for C.H. Robinson’s five business divisions, including North American Surface Transportation (NAST), Global Forwarding, Robinson Fresh, Europe Surface Transportation, and Managed Services, along with the company’s commercial operations and information technology. He will continue to serve as President of NAST.

Biesterfeld has been with the company for 19 years. Prior to becoming President of NAST, he was Vice President at Truckload. He also served as Vice President of Robinson Freshand as a General Manager in Phoenix, Arizona.

“I am excited and honoured to have the opportunity to serve and support all of our incredible employees across our business units and around the globe. We are in a strong leadership position in our industry, and we will continue to drive our strategic initiatives forward in order to best serve our customers. By bringing technology, the business units and our commercial teams closer together, we will further accelerate our pace of innovation and delivery,” said Biesterfeld.

Source: C.H. Robinson