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Jim Butts, senior vice president at Eden Prairie, Minn.-based C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., will retire after 34 years with the company, effective Dec. 31.
As an employee at C.H. Robinson since 1978, Butts (pictured left) has been a SVP since December 2007 and has served as a member of the executive team since April 2002. His previous positions with the company include manager at both the Chicago South and Detroit offices.
“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, CEO and chairman at C.H. Robinson. “We will miss Jim and we wish him all the best in his retirement years.”
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.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 37,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 8,800 employees worldwide.