C.H. Robinson Names Damon Lee as Its New Chief Financial Officer

Highly Accomplished Finance Leader with Deep Experience in Lean and Continuous Improvement
BusinessWireJune 7, 20245 min

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a leading global logistics provider, announced the appointment of Damon Lee as its new Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to the previously announced Chief Financial Officer transition. This strategic hire comes after a comprehensive search for a candidate with a proven track record of successfully leading transformations, recognized operational expertise and demonstrated leadership and strategic capabilities.

Lee will commence employment with C.H. Robinson on July 8, 2024, and will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer the day after the Form 10-Q is filed for the 2024 second quarter. To facilitate a seamless transition, Mike Zechmeister will continue to serve as C.H. Robinson’s Chief Financial Officer until then, and depart at that time, after which he plans to retire.

“We are excited to have Damon join our senior leadership team,” said Dave Bozeman, C.H. Robinson’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Damon’s extensive experience and expertise align perfectly with the high standards and forward-thinking mindset we prioritize at Robinson. He is a highly accomplished finance leader, and his ability to create and execute a comprehensive strategy is a core strength. Damon’s deep experience with Lean and continuous improvement will be a significant benefit in further reinforcing our new operating model and executing our enterprise strategy. He also has built and led high-performing teams, fostered collaboration, and developed personal connections that have enabled him to accelerate change.”

Lee is currently serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GE Commercial Engines and Services, the largest division of GE Aerospace with $24 billion in annual revenues. His tenure at GE is marked by exceptional financial results and significant contributions to the company’s transformation.

Lee joined GE in 2021 to bring external perspective, continuous improvement and an operational mindset to the GE Aerospace business. Prior to joining GE, Lee held senior operational finance roles at Aptiv, Precision Castparts, and Eaton — organizations known for their strategic finance and operational excellence. “His career progression over 25 years through increasingly complex operational finance leadership roles at large, well-respected companies has prepared him well for his new role at Robinson,” said Bozeman.

“I am looking forward to joining C.H. Robinson, an industry leading company with a great history, as it takes the next steps in its transformation under Dave Bozeman and his team. I am excited about the direction the company is going, the enterprise strategy, the adoption of the operating model and the commitment to innovation and expertise. I believe my experience and skills are a great match for the path forward, and Robinson’s continued logistics leadership,” said Damon Lee.

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