11 Feb 2019

MELBOURNE (February 11, 2019) - C.H. Robinson, a leading global third party logistics provider, has named Andrew Coldrey as vice president, Oceania, following the retirement of Mike Smith in December 2018 after more than 30 years of tenure. Andrew will report to Mike Short, president Global Forwarding at C.H. Robinson.  


 “I’m excited to have Andrew lead the Oceania team, where his main focus will be to increase customer success, and create greater focus on C.H. Robinson’s global product development,” said Mike Short, president, Global Forwarding at C.H. Robinson. “Andrew’s expertise and leadership skills will drive regional growth and advancement of Global Forwarding within Oceania, in close alignment with his teams in Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the global network”.


Andrew has held various roles throughout the business, having started his career in freight forwarding with C.H. Robinson. Since 1995, he has been an integral member of the Oceania management team. He managed the New South Wales office, generated opportunity for regional growth as manager of international development, and led successful operational and commercial teams as regional director.


“I am thrilled to be leading the Oceania team, and I look forward to continuous learning, development and innovation in support of our people and customers,” Andrew said. “The greater focus of our operational and commercial teams will allow for more collaboration and overall business excellence.”


C.H. Robinson continues to deliver comprehensive expertise and logistics solutions to global and local Australian and New Zealand companies. To continue to exceed customer and market expectations and demands, C.H. Robinson focuses on product development and innovation. This includes the expansion of Australian domestic services to include a local air service that complements its coastal shipping product. Further developments include customised technology solutions that create greater visibility for customers over their supply chains.  


C.H. Robinson will further diversify their service offering in the region outside of key vertical markets to include technology and defence, which will add to its other areas of expertise which include fast moving consumable goods (FMCG), industrial, manufacturing, mining, and oil and gas.


“We are pleased to expand our product range in support of our customers and the greater commercial strategy in Oceania,” Coldrey added. “Our focus on visibility, speed and quality of service will support the development of our customer needs, underpin our operational team and continue to create a point of difference amongst logistic providers in Australia.”



About C.H. Robinson

At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our knowledgeable people, proven processes and global technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and managed services for more than 124,000 customers and 76,000 active contract carriers through our integrated network of offices and more than 15,000 employees. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organisations. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com or view our company video.