Bob Biesterfeld


C.H. Robinson




The Eden Prairie-based third-party logistics provider has thrived as supply chains have become more global, more tech-driven, and more complex. Last May, Bob Biesterfeld took the wheel from CEO John Wiehoff, who remains as board chair. During Wiehoff’s 17-year tenure, revenue increased more than 500 percent, to $16.6 billion. Meanwhile, C.H. Robinson has climbed steadily up the Fortune 500, ranking 185 in 2019. Biesterfeld has been with Robinson for two decades, so he’ll keep the big rig rolling. He’s leading more than $1 billion in new technology investments, though it remains to be seen whether global trade turmoil will slow C.H. Robinson down.