C.H. Robinson names VP of investor relations and treasury

C.H. Robinson (NASDAQ: CHRW) has announced the appointment of Robert (“Bob”) Houghton as its Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasury, the company said.

Houghton will lead the strategy and execution of the company´s investor relations and treasury programs and will act as a key contact for financial stakeholders. He will report to Chief Financial Officer Andrew Clarke. Houghton succeeds Tim Gagnon, who has been promoted to Vice President, NAST (North American Surface Transportation) Business Analytics.

Houghton brings 20+ years of finance experience, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer for Sherwin-Williams´ General Industrial Division. He also held leadership roles in financial planning & analysis and synergy capture in the Sherwin-Williams / Valspar transaction. He spent 15 years at General Mills in various finance roles, including Director of Investor Relations. Bob earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Minnesota — Carlson School of Management and a bachelor´s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

C.H. Robinson is one of the world´s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), providing a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and managed services for more than 113,000 customers and 107,000 contract carriers through its integrated network of offices and approximately 15,000 employees. For more information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.