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C.H. Robinson chairman steps down

C.H. Robinson has announced that their current Executive Chairman will conclude his term at company’s annual stockholders meeting in May this year.

John Wiehoff C.H. Robinson Executive Chairman will retire from the American global transport provider’s board of directors.

The Board will announce plans for a successor chairman, which will be determined at a later date.

The company’s annual stockholders meeting is scheduled for May 7, 2020, which is when John’s retirement will become effective after finishing his final term in his current role.

Bob Biesterfeld, Chief Executive Officer said in a statement on Wednesday that the company “thanks John for his outstanding leadership and contributions”.

“Under John’s leadership we evolved from a domestic truck brokerage and produce company to a global supply chain company,” he said.

“We have created tremendous value for our customers, our carriers and our shareholders while providing opportunities for our employees around the globe to learn, grow and serve. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

The 58 year old has been a director of the company since 2001. He first served as Chief Executive Officer and became chairman in 2007.

Previous positions with the company include Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Controller. Prior to that, he was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP.

John said he is “extremely proud” of what he has accomplished for the company.

“I’m excited to see the next chapter of growth,” he said.

“I am confident that C.H. Robinson is well positioned to enjoy continued success in the years ahead.”

John also serves on the Board of Directors of Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII), Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) and U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB).

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