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C.H. Robinson names president of North American Surface Trans Division

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.–C.H. Robinson has named Robert Biesterfeld President of its North American Surface Transportation (NAST) division, effective January 1, 2016.

Biesterfeld is a 16-year veteran of the company, most recently serving as Vice President of its Truckload service line. Scott Satterlee, the current President of NAST, is retiring to spend more time with his family. Biesterfeld will report to C.H. Robinson CEO John Wiehoff.


“Bob is a strong leader and has a proven track record of success. His impact leading our Truckload service line, along with his many years serving in network leadership roles, position him well to lead NAST,” said Wiehoff.

“He has been a critical part of our leadership team and he brings strategic vision, a deep understanding of the transportation industry, and exceptional customer focus to this role. I am confident in his ability to lead NAST and to continue to build on our winning strategy.”

Prior to serving as Vice President of Truckload, Biesterfeld held a number of roles at C.H. Robinson, including Vice President of Sourcing and Temperature Controlled Transportation and General Manager for the U.S. Southwest Region for the company’s sourcing division.

He began his career with the company as a key account manager in the Corporate Procurement and Distribution Services office. He graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Arts.