Eden Prairie, Minn.—Dec. 13, 2012—After 34 years with global logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Senior Vice President Jim Butts will retire from the company effective December 31, 2012.
“The C.H. Robinson network has benefitted from Jim’s leadership and passion to preserving and developing customer relationships, account management practices and network management skills,” said John Wiehoff, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman for C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. “We will miss Jim and we wish him all the best in his retirement years.”
An employee at C.H. Robinson since 1978, Butts has been a Senior Vice President since December 2007 and served as a member of the executive team since April 2002. He also led the company as a manager at both the Chicago South and Detroit offices. Butts’ experience in the transportation, logistics and supply chain field provided him with a balanced perspective of the practical and creative, in addition to the tactical and strategic aspects of addressing issues and providing solutions for customers of all sizes.
In addition to his contributions at C.H. Robinson, Butts serves on the Advisory Board of Logistics Quarterly as well as on the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management's Supply Chain and Operations Board of Advisors. Butts is also on the Board of Directors for Viking Incorporated, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest , and is the Chairman of the Board for Store to Door, a non-profit agency that delivers groceries to adults who are unable to shop for themselves.