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Brothers Produce Houston makes executive changes

Brent Erenwert of Brothers Produce Houston has stepped away from his role as president of the company to become its chief innovation officer. Rick Sanders is now the president and general manager and Don Governale is the vice president of sales and operations.

Erenwert is a 19-year produce industry veteran. In his new role he will focus on the future avenues of growth for the company. One of the early projects he has created is a new procurement division focusing on retail sales, storage, consulting, brokering and transportation.erenwertBrent Erenwert

“I am very excited to transition into my new role as chief innovation officer of Brothers Produce Houston,” said Erenwert. “This change will allow me to use my vision and focus on the future as we continue to innovate and enter the next chapter of our surging growth.

“I have the most unbelievable executive team and support staff, that without I would not be able to make this transition. I promise that you can expect an exciting slate of things to come from Brothers Produce in the future as we continue to innovate and evolve.”

Sanders, a 40-year produce industry veteran, is in his ninth year at Brothers Produce where he has served several roles. In his new role he will oversee all aspects of Brothers Produce Houston. “Rick has a strong background in sales, operations and leadership,” said Erenwert. “He has been a strong influence in the continued growth of Brothers Produce.”

Governale has more than 15 years of produce industry experience executing business strategies, mergers and acquisitions, P&L and budgeting for multi-unit operations. He started with Brothers Produce as a director of corporate development and in his new role he will oversee all categories of sales. He will also manage and oversee all operations.

“Don is a visionary with strong leadership skills and ability to leverage operations, accelerate productivity and maintain quality resulting in multi-unit sales growth and bottom line profits,” said Erenwert.