CH Robinson appoints new man to grow European operations

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @JosephWilkesWDM One of the worlds largest logistics companies, CH Robinson Worldwide Inc, has made a new appointment as it looks to grow its Eu...

One of the world’s largest logistics companies, CH Robinson Worldwide Inc, has made a new appointment as it looks to grow its European operations.

Ivo Aris, formerly of freight logistics company the Rhenus Group, has been appointed as Director of Global Forwarding for CH Robinson Europe.

The company says that Aris’ primary focus will be to lead the continental growth and advancement of the global forwarding division, including setting the Europe global forwarding strategy and overall execution.

A 20-year industry veteran, Aris has held responsibilities in sales, operations, and management at Road Air, which was acquired by the Rhenus Group in 2007.

He became the Country Manager for air and ocean freight for The Netherlands, was member of the Global Air and Ocean management team and had significant responsibility over several of the portfolio companies of the Rhenus Group.

He is also Chairman of the Dutch Airfreight Forwarders’ Association.

Stephane Rambaud, Senior Vice President Global Forwarding, said: “We feel that Ivo has the right management experience, business acumen, and communication skills to lead us forward and grow our European global forwarding operations.

“The overall strength of our global forwarding capabilities worldwide continues to provide high service and value to our customers.”

CH Robinson established an initial presence in Europe 20 years ago through partial ownership of Transeco, a motor carrier in France.

The company now has a network of 51 offices and more than 1,000 employees in Europe.

Since July 2012, CH Robinson has named Bryan Foe president of its European operations, acquired Poland-based Apreo Logistics SA and opened offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey.

CH Robinson has annual revenues of over $11 billion and total employees worldwide of more than 11,000.

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