New COO for C.H. Robinson
Robert Biesterfeld has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO) of C.H. Robinson, based in Eden Prairie MN (USA), effective 1 March 2018. Biesterfeld, who has worked for the service provider for 19 years, will continue to report to John P. Wiehoff, chairman and CEO.
As COO, Biesterfeld will have direct responsibility for the company’s five business divisions, including North American surface transportation (Nast), global forwarding, Robinson fresh, Europe surface transportation, and managed services.
He will continue to serve as Nast president. Prior to taking on that role, Biesterfeld served as vice-president, truckload. He also vice-president of Robinson fresh and held the post of general manager in Phoenix AZ. (cd)