Eden Prairie, MN (January 4, 2013) — C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest logistics companies, has named Angie Freeman to the position of vice president of Human Resources.
Freeman, an employee at C.H. Robinson since 1998, will oversee the global Human Resources function including employee relations, benefits, recruiting and learning and development. In addition, she will lead key initiatives to support C.H. Robinson’s talent strategies.
Prior to this position, Freeman was vice president for Investor Relations and Public Affairs where she was responsible for overseeing development and execution of enterprise branding, corporate reputation, sales support, and stakeholder relations strategies.
“Angie has a long-term track record of successful leadership in numerous areas within C.H. Robinson as a result of her widespread responsibilities over the past 14 years,” said John Wiehoff, chairman and chief executive officer. “I am confident in her abilities to lead our company in defining and shaping the role of human resources and leading our team of human resource professionals.”
In addition to her new role, Freeman continues to serve as president of the C.H. Robinson Foundation which was established in 2005 to provide philanthropic support to communities. She also is a board member and chair of Community Health Charities of Minnesota. Freeman received a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science from the University of North Dakota and a master of science from the London School of Economics.
Replacing Freeman leading investor relations will be Tim Gagnon, an employee at C.H. Robinson since 1999. As Director of Investor Relations and Analytics, Gagnon will oversee the company’s investor relations activities as well as continuing to lead C.H. Robinson’s analytical services. Gagnon has served as the director of enterprise business analytics since 2010. Gagnon received a bachelor of science from Central Connecticut State University and is the Chairman of the Board for the Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins, Minn.
About C.H. Robinson
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 37,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 10,500 employees around the world. The company works with 53,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and has annual revenues of over $10 billion.
Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.