Michael Castagnetto has been promoted to president of the Robinson Fresh division of C.H. Robinson. He succeeds Jim Lemke who retired earlier this year. Castagnetto will report to parent company C.H. Robinson’s President and CEO Bob Biesterfeld.
“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 Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based C.H. Robinson since 2005 and has held various leadership roles throughout his career, including sourcing manager at Food Source, GM of the tropical and dry vegetable categories, director of global supply and VP of global sourcing.
“I’m proud to lead a team of people with deep industry knowledge who our customers can rely on,” Castagnetto said. “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.”
Robinson Fresh specializes in sourcing and transporting fresh produce. It provides year-round and global product supply, cold chain expertise, account management and category insights. It boasts more than $20 billion in freight under management, 18 million shipments annually and more than 124,000 customers and 76,000 contract carriers.