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Michael Castagnetto named president of Robinson Fresh

C.H. Robinson announced that Michael Castagnetto has been promoted to president of the Robinson Fresh division. He succeeds Jim Lemke who retired earlier this year. Castagnetto will report to C.H. Robinson President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Biesterfeld.chro

“Michael has a passion for serving customers and ensuring the success of our employees,” Biesterfeld said. “He is a strong leader with a proven track record of establishing successful teams built on trust, common goals and communication. His many years of leadership across all aspects of the business position him well to lead Robinson Fresh into the future, and I’m pleased with his appointment to this role.”

Castagnetto has been with C.H. Robinson since 2005 and has held various leadership roles throughout his career including sourcing manager at Food Source, general manager of the tropical and dry vegetable categories, director of global supply and vice president of global sourcing. In that time, he was a key player in the evolution of the company’s fresh business into one of the leading supply chain product and services companies in the fresh food industry.

“I’m proud to lead a team of people with deep industry knowledge who our customers can rely on,” said Castagnetto. “I look forward to continuing to evolve fresh supply chains and ensure our customers have the products, services and information they need to drive smarter solutions.”