16 Jun 2016

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (June 16, 2016)Robinson Fresh®, a division of C.H. Robinson, announced a recent change in its leadership team. This change further strengthens the commitment Robinson Fresh has for its long-term goals: product leadership, sales excellence, global products and services, and temperature controlled expertise.

“The new leadership structure at Robinson Fresh is focused on providing increased support for our customers, growers, contract carriers, and employees’ overall business needs,” said Jim Lemke, president of Robinson Fresh. “It’s an exciting time for our business as we focus on excellent customer service and continued business growth.”

Joining the leadership team in new roles are:

• Michael Castagnetto who leads the division’s global sourcing and supply networks and aligns the performance, planning, and further development of strategic categories.

• Mark Petersen who leads Robinson Fresh’s transportation services, managing the strategy, structure, and performance of transportation centers to ensure a consistent approach.

 Todd Bernitt who leads managed supply chain services, which include order management, forecasting, replenishment, and other emerging supply chain areas that help buyers manage their orders more effectively. He also leads the division’s focus on serving foodservice customers.

Additionally, global leaders include Gary York, global sales and international fresh logistics; Robert Walsleben, Europe region; and Ray Griffin, Asia Pacific regions. Jim Dorcy will oversee global account management and Jose Rossignoli is responsible for Latin American supply.

The leadership team will be present throughout the United Fresh Convention in Chicago, IL, June 20-22, at the Robinson Fresh booth, #2038, and will showcase how the division offers fresh solutions—from supplying quality produce and providing customer insights and marketing support, to category and inventory management.


About Robinson Fresh

Robinson Fresh got its start in the produce industry over 100 years ago, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the settlers of North America. Today, Robinson Fresh is one of the largest produce companies in the world and offers the highest quality products. Robinson Fresh packs in many well-known private label and consumer brands as well as a full line of conventional and organic produce through a worldwide network of regional and local growers. For more information about Robinson Fresh, visit http://www.robinsonfresh.com.