MINNEAPOLIS, December 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Wholesale Produce Supply LLC (“Wholesale Produce Supply”, “WPS” or the “Company”), a leading provider of fresh produce logistics and inventory management solutions, announced today some additions to the board of directors of its parent company. , following its acquisition by a group of investors led by Cross Rapids Capital LP (“Cross Rapids Capital”).
Mr. Charles Veniez, Sir. John J. Leavy, and M. Kevin leavy joined the board of directors of the parent company of WPS.
Mr. Brian Hauge, CEO of Wholesale Produce Supply, said, “We are delighted with these additions to our board and their very relevant and successful past 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, expanding our product offering, geographic growth, and investing in the skills development and engagement of our team members. These initiatives will support our core mission of continued exceptional service to our customers. “
Mr. Charles Veniez is an Executive Partner at Cross Rapids Capital with over 25 years of senior management experience. He is a director of Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services and has served as CEO of five private service companies, entrepreneur and long-term executive at United Technologies Corp, among others.
Mr. John J. Leavy and M. Kevin leavy are Executive Advisors of Cross Rapids Capital, Directors of Harvest Food Distributors, and previously CEO and COO of Harvest Food Distributors respectively for 30 years. They have made the company, both organically and through acquisition, one of the largest food distributors in the United States, with more than 9,000 customers in the retail, foodservice, foodservice, of distribution, manufacturing and further processing, 900 employees, 10 distribution centers and 12 sales. desks.
Cross Rapids Capital added, “We are very happy to support the leadership team of Wholesale Produce Supply and bring not only financial capital, but also human capital and an active partnership approach to implement our shared vision. of growth. ”
About Wholesale Produce Supply LLC
Wholesale Produce Supply LLC is a provider of fresh produce inventory management and logistics solutions to grocery wholesalers, foodservice distributors and other customers in the Midwestern United States and Central Canada. Thanks to its vast network of more than 300 producers around the world, WPS sources and brings together around 100 fresh products. The Company also provides value added services, such as ripening, grading, fresh cutting, washing, sorting and packing and delivers both on a recurring and daily basis as well as just in time. . WPS offers competitive prices, reliable service, consistency and flexibility.
About Cross Rapids Capital LP
Cross Rapids Capital LP is an operations-focused investment firm dedicated to North American mid-market industrial and service companies. We partner with owners and management teams to accelerate businesses, and we bring decades of industry, operational and investment expertise along with a hands-on, collaborative approach to empower their business success.
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