C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.’s senior vice president Jim Butts plans to retire Dec. 31.

Senior vice president retiring from C.H. RobinsonButts has been an employee at Eden Prairie, Minn.-based C.H. Robinson since 1978 and has been a senior vice president since Dec. 2007, according to a news release.

His previous positions include manager at both the Chicago South and Detroit offices.

Butts also serves on the advisory board of Logistics Quarterly and on the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management’s Supply Chain and Operations Board of Advisors, according to the release.

“The C.H. Robinson network has benefitted from Jim’s leadership and passion to preserving and developing customer relationships, account management practices, and network management skills, John Wiehoff, chief executive officer and chairman at C.H. Robinson, said in the release. “We will miss Jim and we wish him all the best in his retirement years.”