C.H. Robinson Names Christopher O’Brien Senior Vice President of Transportation

CHROBINSON125Eden Prairie, MN (May 23, 2012) C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest third party logistics companies, announced today that Christopher O’Brien has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Transportation.

As part of the executive team, O’Brien has played a key role in driving the company’s sales and account management strategies. In addition, O’Brien has been a part of the company’s leadership of its European operations for more than a decade, and the development of its transportation management and outsourcing services.

An employee at C.H. Robinson since 1993 and vice president of transportation since 2003, O’Brien has held positions in sales and account management; on-site account manager at a major grocery retailer; manager of the Raleigh, North Carolina office; general manager; and president of the company’s European division.

“Chris’s elevated leadership role reflects his experience and talented leadership, along with his proven track record of success which will help us to continue to attain our long-term goals and deliver exceptional value to our customers and suppliers,” said John Wiehoff, C.H. Robinson CEO and chairman of the board.

In addition to his role at C.H. Robinson, O’Brien serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alma College in Michigan. 

About C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 37,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 8,300 employees around the world. The company works with 53,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $10.3 billion in 2011.

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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