Mike Zechmeister to join CH Robinson as chief financial officer

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Aug 13, 2019: Mike Zechmeister, who most recently served as chief financial officer of United Natural Foods (UNFI), will join CH Robinson as chief financial officer.

The third-party logistics firm (3PL) informed that Zechmeister will report to chief executive officer Bob Biesterfeld.

Zechmeister brings nearly three decades of finance experience to the role. 

During his tenure at UNFI, the company experienced significant growth both organically and via acquisitions.

Biesterfeld said: “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.”

“I would also like to thank Scott Hagen for his leadership and continuity as interim CFO in this important transition,” added Biesterfeld. Hagen will continue serving in his capacity as Controller.

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.”

Zechmeister earned a BSB degree from the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He serves on the Board of Overseers for the Carlson School of Management.

This appointment is effective September 3, 2019.

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