Sid Verdoorn, 69, is the former CEO and Chairman of the Board for C.H. Robinson WorldWide. He served over 40 years with C.H. Robinson, working his way from an entry level sales position to assuming the Presidency of the company in 1977.
Sid was born in Hollandale, Minnesota. After graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1957, Sid attended Central College in Iowa and served in the United States military. He joined C.H. Robinson in 1963, initially serving as a salesperson and then early in his career opening the C.H. Robinson San Francisco branch office. His achievements in the field, combined with his leadership abilities, landed him the position of personnel director for the company in 1971, an instrumental position because C.H. Robinson is a service business. The quality and management of its employees are keys to the company’s success.
After serving as a Vice President, Sid was named President of C.H. Robinson in 1977, and then later Chairman and CEO. He was instrumental in overseeing and developing strategic growth plans, setting the vision, and leading the company to its current international size and status as a highly successful, publicly-traded company on the Nasdaq. He retired as Chairman of the Board in December 2006.
Sid has served on the Boards of Directors for G&K Services, a publicly-traded company based in Minnesota, and the Schwan Food Company. He also served on the Boards the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association and the Produce Marketing Association.
In addition to his professional activities, Sid has served on several church and community projects.
Sid and Carol Verdoorn have been married for nearly 50 years, and have three sons and five grandchildren. They currently reside in Minnetonka, Minnesota and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions, serving over 29,000 customers through a network of approximately 220 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company works with 48,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is publicly traded on the Nasdaq as CHRW. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest third-party logistics companies in the world, with gross revenues of approximately $7.3 billion. For more information about our company, visit our Web site at www.chrobinson.com.