Wholesale Produce Supply announces additions to its board of directors

Wholesale Produce Supply LLC, a prominent fresh produce logistics and inventory management solutions provider, today announced certain additions to the Board of Directors of its parent company, following its acquisition by an investor group, led by Cross Rapids Capital L.P.. 

Mr. Charles Veniez, Mr. John J. Leavy, and Mr. Kevin Leavy have joined the Board of Directors of the parent company of WPS.

Mr. Brian Hauge, Chief Executive Officer of Wholesale Produce Supply, stated, "We are pleased with these additions to our Board and their highly relevant and successful prior experience. With their support and that of Cross Rapids Capital, we plan to grow WPS both organically and through acquisition, including expanding our relationships with our supplier partners, broadening our product offering, growing geographically, and investing in our team members' skills development and engagement. These initiatives will support our primary mission of continued exceptional service to our customers."

Mr. Charles Veniez is an Executive Partner at Cross Rapids Capital and has over 25 years of senior leadership experience. He is a Director of Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services and has previously been, among other roles, CEO of five private-equity-owned services companies, an entrepreneur, and a long-term executive at United Technologies Corp.

Mr. John J. Leavy and Mr. Kevin Leavy are Executive Advisors to Cross Rapids Capital, directors of Harvest Food Distributors, and previously the CEO and COO, respectively, of Harvest Food Distributors for 30 years. They grew the company, both organically and through acquisition, into one of the largest food distributors in the U.S., with over 9,000 customers in the retail, foodservice, distribution, manufacturing and further processing segments, 900 employees, 10 distribution centers, and 12 sales offices.

Cross Rapids Capital added: "We are very excited to support the management team of Wholesale Produce Supply and bring not just financial capital, but also human capital and an active partnership approach to execute our shared vision for growth."  

For more information: wholesaleproduce.cc

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