Eden Prairie, Minn.—Aug. 27, 2013—Continuing to accelerate growth in Europe, logistics company C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., has appointed Ivo Aris Director of Global Forwarding for C.H. Robinson Europe.
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. Aris became the Country Manager for air and ocean freight for The Netherlands, was member of the Global Air & Ocean management team and had significant responsibility over several of the portfolio companies of the Rhenus Group. In addition, Aris is Chairman of the Dutch Airfreight Forwarders’ Association.
“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,” said Stephane Rambaud, Senior Vice President Global Forwarding. “The overall strength of our global forwarding capabilities worldwide continues to provide high service and value to our customers.”
C.H. Robinson established an initial presence in Europe 20 years ago through partial ownership of Transeco, a motor carrier in France. In that time, the company has built a network of 51 offices and has over 1,000 employees throughout Europe to become one of the leading freight forwarders in the region. Since July 2012, C.H. Robinson has named Bryan Foe president of its European operations, acquired Apreo Logistics S.A. and opened offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey.