C.H. Robinson Appoints Ivo Aris as Director of European Global Forwarding

CHROBINSON125Eden Prairie, MN (August 15, 2013) Continuing to accelerate growth in Europe, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest logistics companies, has appointed Ivo Aris to Director of Global Forwarding for C.H. Robinson Europe.

Aris’ primary focus will be to lead the continental growth and advancement of the global forwarding division, including setting the Europe global forwarding strategy and overall execution.

A 20-year industry veteran, Aris has held responsibilities in sales, operations, and management at Road Air, which was acquired by the Rhenus Group in 2007. Aris became the Country Manager for air and ocean freight for The Netherlands, was member of the Global Air & Ocean management team and had significant responsibility over several of the portfolio companies of the Rhenus Group. In addition, Aris is Chairman of the Dutch Airfreight Forwarders’ Association.

“We feel that Ivo has the right management experience, business acumen, and communication skills to lead us forward and grow our European global forwarding operations,” said Stephane Rambaud, Senior Vice President Global Forwarding. “The overall strength of our global forwarding capabilities worldwide continues to provide high service and value to our customers.”

C.H. Robinson established an initial presence in Europe 20 years ago through partial ownership of Transeco, a motor carrier in France. In that time, the company has built a network of 51 offices and has over 1,000 employees throughout Europe to become one of the leading freight forwarders in the region. Since July 2012, C.H. Robinson has named Bryan Foe president of its European operations, acquired Apreo Logistics S.A. and opened offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey.

About C.H. Robinson

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 42,000 customers through a network of more than 275 offices and over 11,000 employees around the world. The company works with 56,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and has annual revenues of over $11 billion.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.

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