Eden Prairie, MN (July 22, 2013) — Given the demand in Europe for a global supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest produce sourcing and logistics companies, has promoted Gary York to Director of Sourcing, Europe.
In this newly created position, York will establish the overall team and resources that will facilitate the further development and expansion of Sourcing in Europe. As well, York will look to other regions of the world to further develop alternative supply programs.
York has been instrumental over the last two years assessing and building C.H. Robinson’s sourcing and temperature control needs from a global perspective. This new position will be a continuation of that work, with a focus on customer and supply development to support the growing business.
“Gary’s long-term track record of success and overall knowledge of the global produce supply chain will deliver value to our customers and suppliers, while at the same time, allow us to develop new business and expand our European Sourcing team,” said Jim Lemke, senior vice president at C.H. Robinson.
York started his career with C.H. Robinson in the New York office in 1992. Previously, York was general manager of the Sourcing and Transportation business for FoodSource, a C.H. Robinson company, transportation manager for FoodSource and transportation manager of the C.H. Robinson Northeast Sourcing team.
About C.H. Robinson
C.H. Robinson got its start in the produce industry over 100 years ago, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the settlers of the Dakotas and Minnesota. Today, C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest produce sourcing and logistics companies in the world with annual gross revenues of over $11 billion. C.H. Robinson offers the highest quality products while integrating value-added logistics, distribution, and information reporting services. C.H. Robinson provides many well-known North American consumer brands including Glory Foods®, Mott's®, Welch's®, and Tropicana®. The Tropicana trademark is being used under license from Tropicana Products, Inc. C.H. Robinson offers a full line of conventional and organic produce through a large network of regional and local growers and serves over 42,000 customers through a network of more than 275 offices and over 11,000 employees worldwide.
Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.