C.H. Robinson appoints Mac Pinkerton to president of NAST division

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C.H. Robinson Wordwide, Inc. logoC.H. Robinson has named Mac Pinkerton as president of the North American Surface Transportation (“NAST”) division. He succeeds Bob Biesterfeld, who will continue in his role as Chief Operating Officer.

“Mac has built an impressive track record of strategic and operational accomplishments for over two decades,” said Biesterfeld. “The impact he has made leading our NAST service lines, along with his many years serving in network leadership roles, position him well to lead the division.”

Pinkerton has been with the company for 22 years. Prior to serving as vice president of the NAST Service Lines, Pinkerton held a number of roles at C.H. Robinson that include regional vice president and general manager in Alabama and Texas. He played an integral role in the development of the company’s capacity centers and in creating NAST’s regional structure.

Mac has taken an active role in driving the digital enhancements across the truckload and less than truckload businesses. He began his career with the company as a transportation representative in the Jackson, Miss. office.

“I am thrilled to take on this role and am honored to lead and serve our North American Surface Transportation team. I believe we have the best people with the strongest portfolio of services in the industry. We will build upon our legacy of success by continuing to drive our strategic initiatives and accelerating our digital transformation to best serve our customers and carriers,” said Pinkerton.