C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (C.H. Robinson) announced that its Board of Directors had appointed Dave Bozeman as chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective June 26, 2023.
In a statement, the American transportation company that includes third-party logistics, Scott Anderson, who has been serving as Interim CEO since January 2023, will continue in his role until Bozeman joins the company and will work with him to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.
Anderson will continue to serve as a member of C.H. Robinson’s Board of Directors.
C.H. Robinson said Bozeman is an accomplished executive, bringing over 30 years of experience at companies and iconic brands across supply chains, middle-mile transportation, manufacturing, digital and customer service to C.H. Robinson.
Bozeman most recently served as vice president of Ford Customer Service Division and vice president, of Enthusiast Vehicles, for Ford Blue of Ford Motor Company, where he oversaw the overall business performance for some of Ford's most notable vehicle brands.
Prior to joining Ford, Bozeman served as vice president of Amazon Transportation Services of Amazon.com, Inc., where he led supply chain optimization for customer delivery across Amazon's global operations.
C.H. Robinson noted that Bozeman was instrumental in building out and scaling the middle-mile global transportation business, which included both ground and air as well as over-the-road and under-the-roof business operations.
In addition, he built and launched global transportation businesses covering digital freight shipping, air transport, and small parcel pickup and delivery businesses.
"Following a comprehensive and thoughtful search process, we are thrilled to name Dave as CEO of C.H. Robinson," said Jodee Kozlak, chair of the board of Directors of C.H. Robinson.
"Dave is a seasoned executive who has a strong track record of reinventing complex operating models with industry-wide impact, proven expertise in global supply chain and logistics management through various economic cycles and extensive experience leading high-performing teams and cultures to drive results."
Kozlak added that Bozeman is the "right leader" to take C.H. Robinson's vision forward with his focus on organizational opportunity and enhancing value by capitalizing on C.H. Robinson's opportunities as a leading asset-light logistics provider in a rapidly evolving and increasingly complex supply chain environment.
"It is an honour to be joining C.H. Robinson and to lead the next chapter of such an exceptional company," Bozeman said. "I am confident that with C.H. Robinson’s superior global services, people and capabilities, we will build on a strong existing foundation and execute significant growth opportunities to create lasting value for Robinson shareholders, employees and the communities and customers we serve."