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Produce Alliance names president

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CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2024 — Produce Alliance LLC. BB #:159218, an entity of the Buyers Edge Platform Fresh Division, is excited to announce Chris Rheault as President. Chris comes to Produce Alliance (PA) having previously served as Executive Vice President of Produce Operations for Buyers Edge Platform Fresh Division.  He has a strong desire to learn, cultivate and grow value for operators, distributors, and suppliers.

“I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with Chris over the last 9+ years of his career and feel elated to have him lead Produce Alliance,” said David Liesenfelt, President of the Buyers Edge Platform Fresh Division. “Chris is well known within the foodservice industry and is committed to building relationships with stakeholders and expanding on PA who has been a leader in the marketplace for over 25 years.”

Chris Rheault
Chris Rheault

Chris brings unique expertise and perspectives to the table as he’s worked alongside Produce Alliance in the evolution of Buyers Edge Platform Produce Operations for the past several years and has led key sales and operations initiatives in produce management. He has a successful history in operations, sales, procurement, and technology, and plans to build on the core competencies that Produce Alliance already has in place as been a longstanding leader within the industry. Chris plans to provide internal leadership to assist in accelerating the strong growth trajectory they have already achieved. 

When asked about his new role with Produce Alliance, Chris Rheault stated, “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Produce Alliance for the past several years, and I greatly respect the deep connections forged with suppliers, distributors, and operators. I’m grateful to work with the leaders who have built the company and eager to complement and grow our strengths to better serve our customers. The passion at Produce Alliance is contagious and evident in relationships throughout every level of the supply chain.”

Produce Alliance is enthusiastic to have Chris Rheault as President, and believe his operations, sales, and technology skills, combined with his strong leadership abilities, will help the company evolve strategically and drive growth.