Lean methodology expert, Jim Reutlinger, joins C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson has announced it has tapped continuous improvement and Lean methodology expert, Jim Reutlinger, to join the company’s senior leadership team and set up a new Program Management Office to further drive forward the company’s strategic priorities.

Effective January 3, 2024, Reutlinger is Vice President of Enterprise Strategy Program Management, and will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Bozeman. Reutlinger is tasked with launching a new Program Management Office focused on strengthening capabilities needed to further enable the company’s strategic priorities and help deliver significant growth for C.H. Robinson. Before being hired full-time, Reutlinger served as a consultant at C.H. Robinson and provided valuable counsel on where to improve efficiencies across the business.

“C.H. Robinson is at an important inflection point and we are making moves that will help accelerate our progress as a company,” said C.H. Robinson’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Bozeman. “As the market becomes increasingly complex and our customers continue to face supply chain challenges, we can go to market and support them like no one else can, offering end-to-end solutions through a global suite of services and unmatched scale. Bringing in additional bench strength for Lean management, continuous improvement, and operational expertise will help us drive growth and success in our strategic priorities and set us up in pole position.”

Reutlinger has more than 25 years of experience in sales, operations, customer support, and mergers and acquisition activities, and is an expert in continuous improvement and Lean methodology. Before launching Reutlinger Consulting, LLC, Jim held several leadership roles at Danaher Corporation, most recently as Vice President, of Global Professional Services where he led high double-digit growth organizations while expanding operating margin through leadership in highly technical landscapes such as product support, technical support and custom services.

Bozeman added, “We are excited to have Jim on board as an official member of the Robinson team, where he’ll continue to deliver valuable insights and perspectives to help us improve and grow in 2024 and beyond.”

Source: C.H. Robinson