Executive Team

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John P. Wiehoff , Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

John P. Wiehoff has been chief executive officer of C.H. Robinson since May 2002, president of the company since December 1999, a director since 2001, and became the chairman in January 2007. Previous positions with the company include senior vice president from October 1998, chief financial officer from July 1998 to December 1999, treasurer from August 1997 to June 1998, and corporate controller from 1992 to June 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Wiehoff was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Wiehoff also serves on the Board of Directors of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) and Donaldson Company, Inc., (NYSE: DCI). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University.

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Andrew Clarke , Chief Financial Officer

Andrew C. Clarke was named chief financial officer in June 2015. Andy previously served as president and chief executive officer of Panther Expedited Services from July 2006 – February 2013, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation; chief financial officer of Forward Air Corporation; and in investment banking and corporate finance roles. Andy has served on the board of directors for Blount International, Inc. in Portland, Oregon since June 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington University in Missouri, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Robert C. Biesterfeld, Jr. , President of North American Surface Transportation

Robert Biesterfeld was named president of North American Surface Transportation in January 2016. Prior to that, he served as vice president of North American Truckload from January 2014 - December 2015 and vice president of temperature controlled transportation and sourcing services from January 2013 – December 2014. Previous to his executive roles, Bob was general manager of the West Sourcing region from 2003 – 2011. He began his career with C.H. Robinson in 1999 in the Corporate Procurement and Distribution Services office. Bob serves on several industry and non-profit boards and committees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Winona State University.

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Michael J. Short , President of Global Freight Forwarding

Michael J. Short was named president of global freight forwarding in May 2015. He joined C.H. Robinson through the acquisition of Phoenix International in 2012, and is an 18-year veteran of the global forwarding industry. Prior to being named president, Mike served as vice president, global forwarding – North America. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson, he held a number of roles at Phoenix International, including regional manager, sales manager, and general manager of the St. Louis office. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business.

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Jim Lemke , President of Robinson Fresh

James P. Lemke was named president of Robinson Fresh in January 2015. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president from December 2007 to December 2014, having served as vice president, sourcing since 2003. Prior to that time, he served as the vice president and manager of C.H. Robinson's Corporate Procurement and Distribution Services branch. Jim joined the company in 1989. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Minnesota. Jim also serves on the Foundation Board of the United Fresh Produce Association. He also serves as a director for the Children’s Theatre Company.

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Angela K. Freeman , Chief Human Resources Officer

Angela K. Freeman was named chief human resources officer in January 2015. Prior to that, she served as vice president of human resources from August 2012 to December 2014. Additional positions with C.H. Robinson include vice president of investor relations and public affairs from January 2009 to August 2012 and director of investor relations and director of marketing communications. She also serves as the president of the C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson in 1998, Angela was with McDermott/O’Neill & Associates, a Boston-based public affairs firm. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics. Angela also serves on the Board of Directors of non-profit organization LeadersUp.

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Chad Lindbloom , Chief Information Officer

Chad M. Lindbloom was named chief information officer in January 2015. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president from December 2007 – December 2014 and chief financial officer from 1999 until June 2015. From June 1998 until December 1999, he served as corporate controller. Chad joined the company in 1990. Chad holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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Christopher J. O'Brien , Chief Commercial Officer

Christopher J. O'Brien was named chief commercial officer in January 2015. Prior to that, he served as a senior vice president from May 2012 to December 2014. He has served as a vice president since May 2003. Additional positions with C.H. Robinson include president of the company’s European division and manager of Raleigh, NC. Christopher joined the company in 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alma College in Michigan. Christopher also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum.

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Ben Campbell , Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Ben G. Campbell was named chief legal officer and secretary in January 2015. Previous positions with the company include vice president, general counsel and secretary from January 2009 to December 2014 and assistant general counsel from February 2004 to December 2008. Ben joined C.H. Robinson in 2004 and most recently held the position of assistant general counsel. Before coming to C.H. Robinson, Ben was a partner at Rider Bennett, LLP in Minneapolis, MN. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University and a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.

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Jordan T. Kass , President of Managed Services

Jordan T. Kass was named president of managed services in January 2015. He previously served as vice president of management services. Additional positions with C.H. Robinson include director of the TMC division. Jordan began his career in 1994 at American Backhaulers and subsequently joined C.H. Robinson in 2000 following the acquisition of American Backhaulers. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University.

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Jeroen Eijsink , President of Europe

Jeroen Eijsink was named president of C.H. Robinson Europe in September 2015. From 2004 to 2015, Jeroen held several senior management positions in overland transportation at Deutsche Post DHL. Most recently he served as CEO of DHL Freight Germany where he was responsible for the road and rail transport activities for DHL in Germany since March 2013. Prior to that he also served as Regional CEO of DHL Freight for Belgium, Netherlands and United Kingdom from 2011 – 2013 and as Managing Director of DHL Freight United Kingdom and Ireland from 2006 – 2010. Jeroen started his career at Siemens in Germany. Jeroen holds a Master of Sciences Degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.