C.H. Robinson announced that Executive Chairman John Wiehoff has announced his intention to retire from the company’s Board of Directors effective upon the conclusion of his term at the company’s annual stockholders meeting scheduled for May 7, 2020.
“We thank John for his outstanding leadership and contributions to C.H. Robinson,” said Bob Biesterfeld, Chief Executive Officer. “Under John’s leadership we evolved from a domestic truck brokerage and produce company to a global supply chain company, and 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.”
“I am extremely proud of what C.H. Robinson has accomplished, and I’m excited to see the next chapter of growth,” said Wiehoff. “I am confident that C.H. Robinson is well positioned to enjoy continued success in the years ahead.”
The Board will announce plans for a successor chairman, which will be determined at a later date.
Wiehoff, 58 years old, has been a director of the company since 2001. He served as Chief Executive Officer of C.H. Robinson from May 2002 to May 2019 and became Chairman in January 2007. Previous positions with the company include Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Controller. Prior to that, Mr. Wiehoff was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Wiehoff also serves on the Board of Directors of Polaris Inc., Donaldson Company, Inc. and U.S. Bancorp. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University.