Executive Team

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Dave Bozeman, President & Chief Executive Officer

David (Dave) Bozeman is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of C.H. Robinson. Dave is an accomplished executive, bringing over 30 years of experience at industry-leading companies and iconic brands across supply chains, middle-mile transportation, manufacturing, digital and customer service to C.H. Robinson. 

Dave previously served as Vice President, Ford Customer Service Division, and Vice President, Enthusiast Vehicles, for Ford Blue of Ford Motor Company. Prior to joining Ford, Dave served as Vice President, Amazon Transportation Services of Amazon.com, Inc. from 2017 to 2022. Before that, Dave held roles of increasing seniority at Caterpillar, Inc. from 2008 to 2016, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President Enterprise Systems. Earlier in his career, Dave spent 16 years at Harley-Davidson, Inc. from 1992 to 2008. Dave served as a member of the Board of Directors of Weyerhaeuser from 2015 to 2017.

Dave received an MS in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a BS in Manufacturing Design from Bradley University.

Dave is a member of the Board of Directors of The Brookings Institution, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of The Conservation Fund, a U.S. nonprofit organization with a dual charter to pursue environmental preservation and economic development. Dave is also a member of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), an independent non-profit organization opening opportunities for the development of Black executives to positively impact business and our communities.

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Arun Rajan , Chief Operating Officer

Arun Rajan serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at C.H. Robinson. In this role, Arun leads the Product, Technology, Data Science and Analytics organizations with a mission to align business strategy, technological innovation, and execution to surpass expectations of customers, carriers, and shareholders by empowering our employees with purpose-built technology.

Arun joined C.H. Robinson in September 2021 as Chief Product Officer. Prior to joining Robinson, he held technology and operating leadership roles at innovative, digital-first companies that have transformed entire industries. Arun was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Whole Foods Market, part of Amazon, where he led the creation and execution of the technology strategy for a large-scale transformation from a legacy technology landscape and ways of working to modern engineering practices and a technology landscape that heavily leveraged AWS/Amazon technology.

Arun also held leadership positions at customer-obsessed Zappos, through its acquisition by Amazon, serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO) from 2014 to 2019 and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) from 2009 to 2013. As Zappos COO, Arun was accountable for the financial performance of Zappos and was responsible for creating and operationalizing business strategy across all major functions including merchandising, marketing, technology and fulfillment with a focus on sustainable and profitable long-term growth. During his time as Zappos CTO, Arun led the creation and execution of Zappos’ technology and data strategy in the context of rapid business growth and scalability.

Arun has been building and operating Internet based solutions since the mid ‘90s. His earlier career included roles as the CTO of One Kings Lane in San Francisco, Co-founder and CTO of New York City’s Intent Media, CTO of Travelocity Europe and LastMinute.com in London, and Co-Founder and CTO of ITRadar.com in Minneapolis.

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Mike Zechmeister, Chief Financial Officer

Mike Zechmeister serves as the Chief Financial Officer of C.H. Robinson. He has over three decades of finance experience. Before joining C.H. Robinson in September 2019, he served as Chief Financial Officer of United Natural Foods, Inc. (“UNFI”) (Nasdaq: UNFI), where he led organization and capability enhancements across the Finance function. Prior to joining UNFI, Zechmeister spent 25 years at General Mills, where he held a variety of finance leadership roles, including Vice President of Finance for the Pillsbury Division, Vice President of Finance for U.S. Retail Sales, and Treasurer. Mike earned a BSB degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mike serves on the Board of Overseers for the Carlson School of Management. In March 2023, Mike was elected to the Hormel Foods Board of Directors.

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Michael Castagnetto, President of North American Surface Transportation

Michael Castagnetto was named president of North American Surface Transportation ("NAST") in January 2024. Prior executive positions with the company include Vice President, Customer Success in NAST from January 2023 – January 2024 and President of Robinson Fresh from December 2019 – January 2023. Michael began his career with C.H. Robinson in 2005 and has held various leadership roles including sourcing manager at Food Source, general manager of the tropical and dry vegetable categories, director of global supply and vice president of global sourcing. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of California.

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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 Science in Business.

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Angie Freeman, Chief Human Resources & ESG Officer

As Chief Human Resources & ESG Officer at C.H. Robinson, Angie Freeman is a member of the executive team and leads the company’s global talent and sustainability strategies, including recruiting, compensation, learning and leadership development, culture and talent brand, environmental impact, charitable giving, and diversity and inclusion. Angie leads teams around the world, including North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. In addition, Angie has served as the President of the C.H. Robinson Foundation, which along with the company has contributed approximately $30 million to charitable organizations.

Angie has had a unique career with experiences leading a wide variety of areas, including Marketing and Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, and Government Affairs.

During her career, Angie has also provided board leadership to several organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF), a manufacturer of commercial specialty vehicles. In addition, she serves on the Board of the University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation, the Nistler College of Business and Public Administration Advisory Board, and the Gartner Global CHRO Board. Previous board experiences include serving as Chairman of LeadersUp, a national non-profit founded by Starbucks that supports increased employment opportunity for at-risk youth, and Community Health Charities of Minnesota. In addition, Angie has played an active role in numerous transportation and logistics industry organizations, including serving on committees within the National Industrial Transportation League, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. She is also a frequent public speaker on talent strategy and leadership topics.

Angie is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Comparative Politics, with Distinction, from the London School of Economics.

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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 2009 to 2014 and Assistant General Counsel from 2004 to 2008. Ben joined C.H. Robinson in 2004 and most recently held the position of 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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Duncan Burns, Chief Communications Officer

As Chief Communications Officer at C.H. Robinson, Duncan Burns is responsible for leading the company’s global internal and external communications and marketing teams in support of C.H. Robinson’s strategic business goals, customer goals and corporate reputation. Areas of focus include global communications and marketing strategies, media relations and reputation management, executive communications, internal communications, crisis communications, digital communications and marketing, social, and other initiatives. Duncan joined C.H. Robinson in 2020. 

Duncan’s prior roles include VP, External Communications at Fannie Mae, the Fortune 25 financial services company and SVP, Global Communications and MD, Washington D.C. office for ICANN, one of the critical organizations responsible for the technical administration of the Internet. He also spent more than a decade at global public relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies, in the U.S. and U.K., in a range of roles including as EVP and Global Energy Practice Director, General Manager-Washington D.C. and SVP in the Technology Practice. 

Duncan has an M.A. in United States Politics and Government and a B.A. in United States Studies from the University of Essex.

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Jim Reutlinger, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy Program Management

Jim Reutlinger is Vice President, Enterprise Strategy Program Management. Jim joined C.H. Robinson in January 2024 and has more than 25 years of experience in sales, operations, customer support and mergers and acquisition activities and is an expert in continuous improvement and Lean methodology. Prior to launching Reutlinger Consulting, LLC, Jim held several leadership roles at Danaher, most recently as Vice President, Global Professional Services.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Business Management degree from Cal State East Bay – College of Business and Economics. 

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Michael W. Neill , Chief Technology Officer

Michael W. Neill was named Chief Technology Officer in June 2018. Previous positions with the company include IT Director, Application Development from 2010 to 2018; IT Director, Infrastructure and Security from 2005 to 2010; and Software Development Manager from 2002 to 2004. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson in 2002, Mike held IT management positions at ADC Telecommunications and Trans Consolidated Incorporated. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota – Duluth and a Master of Science from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

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Jose Rossignoli, President of Robinson Fresh

Jose Rossignoli was named President of Robinson Fresh in January 2023. In this role, Jose is committed to working with our people, growers, suppliers and customers to uphold Robinson Fresh’s position as one of the leading supply chain companies in the fresh food industry. Jose has been with Robinson Fresh for 10 years, and has 20 years of global experience in the supply chain industry. Prior to joining Robinson Fresh, Jose led sales and marketing for two different privately held organizations in the fresh produce space. He has his Masters of Agribusiness and Agriculture Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Florida.

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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 and 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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Chris Mills, Vice President of Europe Surface Transportation

Chris Mills was named Vice President of Europe Surface Transportation (EST) in January 2023. Chris joined C.H. Robinson in June 2000 in the Columbus, OH office, where he held various customer, carrier and leadership roles. In 2003, he was promoted to Branch Manager of the Birmingham, England office, a role in which he led the successful relocation of the office to Manchester, England. In 2013, Chris was promoted to Director of the West region for EST, where he focused on the growth of the branch network, performance management, people development, and talent review and planning. He was promoted to Director of Account Management, EST in 2020. Throughout his 22 years with the company, Chris has proven to be a trusted leader and partner to both EST customers and colleagues alike. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Transportation and Logistics from Ohio State University.