C.H. Robinson Announces Mike Zechmeister as New CFO

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Wed. August 14th, 2019 - by Anne Allen

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - C.H. Robinson treks onward in the transportation logistics field, welcoming Mike Zechmeister as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Zechmeister brings with him nearly three decades of finance experience and will assume the position starting September 3rd.

Mike Zechmeister, Incoming CFO, C.H. Robinson“I am thrilled to join C.H. Robinson at this time of significant opportunity,” Zechmeister said. “Robinson is an industry leader with a strong financial position, great culture, and powerful platform for growth. I look forward to further developing the strong Finance organization and working with Bob and the leadership team to lead the company into its next phase of growth.”

C.H. Robinson is welcoming Mike Zechmeister as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer

AndNowUKnow reported earlier this week that Zechmeister left his role as Chief Financial Officer at United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), where he led organization and capability enhancements as the company expanded significantly on both organic and acquisition fronts. Before UNFI, Zechmeister spent 25 years at General Mills in the roles of Vice President of Finance for the Pillsbury Division, Vice President of Finance for US Retail Sales, and Treasurer. In addition to his professional experience, Zechmeister serves on the Board of Overseers at his alma mater, the Carlson School of Management, as stated in a press release.

Bob Biesterfeld, CEO, C.H. Robinson“Mike is a seasoned and strategic public company CFO. He brings tremendous finance acumen and experience strengthening financial planning and analysis capabilities and driving growth through effective business partnership,” said Bob Biesterfeld, Chief Executive Officer. “His strong background and leadership capabilities will be a valuable addition to Robinson as we continue to deliver industry-leading solutions to our customers and carriers and create value for our shareholders.”

Biesterfeld added: “I would also like to thank Scott Hagen for his leadership and continuity as Interim CFO in this important transition."

Afterwards, Hagen will continue with the company as Controller.

ANUK congratulates Mark Zechmeister on his transition from UNFI to C.H. Robinson. Check back with us for more reports on the company’s success.

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