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Transportation Transitions: C.H. Robinson names new CEO

June 9, 2023
New company chief executive Dave Bozeman most recently served as VP of Ford’s customer service and enthusiast vehicles divisions and, prior to joining Ford, worked as VP of Amazon Transportation Services. Samsara and Merchants Fleet also make new hires.

C.H. Robinson’s board of directors has appointed Dave Bozeman as CEO and to the board effective June 26. Scott Anderson, who has been serving as Interim CEO since January 2023, will continue in his role until Bozeman joins the company. Anderson will continue to be a board member.

Bozeman most recently served as VP of Ford’s customer service and enthusiast vehicles divisions. Prior to joining Ford, Bozemen worked as VP of Amazon Transportation Services. Before Amazon, he was senior VP of enterprise systems at Caterpillar, where he led the manufacturing for the company’s mining products.

“Following a comprehensive and thoughtful search process, we are thrilled to name Dave as CEO of C.H. Robinson,” said Jodee Kozlak, chair of C.H. Robinson’s board. “Dave is a seasoned executive who has a strong track record of reinventing complex operating models with industry-wide impact, proven expertise in global supply chain and logistics management through various economic cycles, and extensive experience leading high-performing teams and cultures to drive results.”

“It is an honor to be joining C.H. Robinson and to lead the next chapter of such an exceptional company,” Bozeman said. “I look forward to working alongside a strong management team and with talented employees to deliver for our customers and accelerate the next phase of sustained growth and success.”

Samsara appoints Caimi as worldwide field operations president

Telematics provider Samsara has appointed Lara Caimi as president of worldwide field operations.

Caimi brings with her nearly 25 years of experience in the industry. She joins Samsara from ServiceNow, where she served as chief customer and partner officer. Before that, was ServiceNow’s chief strategy officer where she helped chart the growth strategy from about $1.5 billion in revenue to the current $7.5 billion, according to a Samsara press release. Before joining ServiceNow, Lara was a partner at Bain & Co., where she advised technology companies.

Caimi joins Samsara as Andy McCall, chief revenue officer, announces his retirement after more than six years of service. Caimi started at Samsara on May 30. McCall plans to stay on in an advisory role through the end of the year to facilitate a smooth transition.

“I am very excited to welcome Lara to our executive team as we head into our next chapter of growth,” Biswas said. "Lara’s proven leadership helping ServiceNow scale fourfold makes her the perfect fit to accelerate our business while providing a best-in-class experience for our customers.”

“Samsara has seen rapid growth in just eight years since its founding,” Caimi said. “I am excited to build upon Samsara’s success as we continue to scale to meet demand and deliver next-level value for an ever-expanding customer base.”

Merchants Fleet appoints Hoffman as CFO, SVP

Fleet management company Merchants Fleet has hired Kirk Hoffman as the company's CFO and senior VP.

"I am thrilled to welcome Kirk to our executive team as senior vice president and chief financial officer," said Merchants' chairman, CEO, and president, Brendan P. Keegan. "Over the last three years I have had the pleasure to work with Kirk as our lead financial partner, and now look forward to working side-by-side with him to fulfill our company's vision. Kirk's vast expertise positions us for enduring success in the ever-evolving fleet landscape, and we are truly fortunate to have someone of his caliber as an integral part of our executive team." 

Hoffman’s career spans over 20 years, most recently at BNP Paribas as managing director and head of capital goods and fleet coverage.

"This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a visionary organization," said Hoffman. "Merchants has established itself as a trailblazer in the fleet industry and is widely recognized for setting new benchmarks in fleet innovation. Having worked extensively in fleet from a financial perspective, I look forward to continuing this remarkable momentum from the brand side.” 

Hoffman assumes the position at Merchants as the company prepares for the retirement of current CFO and SVP Jerry Pavelich.

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