Brothers International Food Holdings Welcomes Luca Da Ponte as Sales Director in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL (May, 2024)

Brothers International is thrilled to announce the hire of Luca Da Ponte as Sales Director for the HOSH Ingredients Division, effective May 20, 2024. Luca brings extensive procurement and sales experience driving strategic partnerships with suppliers, customers, carriers, and logistics management.

"We are excited to welcome Luca to our sales team in Fort Lauderdale," said Emad Hosh. "His impressive background in the food and beverage industry and proven track record make him a valuable addition to our team."

With over 22 years of sales experience, Luca will be bringing valuable knowledge and direct hands-on experience to the Ingredients Sales division. Prior to joining Brothers International, Luca served as Vice President of Sales at FruitSmart, a leading food manufacturer specializing in juices, juice concentrates, and purees.  His diverse background and proven expertise will be a tremendous asset to the team.

“I am excited to join Emad and his team! Emad is a legend in the industry and what he has created with Hosh International is quite extraordinary. The possibility to work with the entire group of Brothers International Food Holdings' companies is a fantastic opportunity. I am looking forward to collaborating with a great team of professionals and adding my years of experience and my passion for this industry to theirs.” said Luca Da Ponte.

In his new role, Luca will lead the sales team for the HOSH Ingredients Division in the Fort Lauderdale office.

Brothers International Food Holdings LLC

Brothers International Food Holdings, LLC is based in Rochester, New York with offices in Fort Lauderdale & Tampa, Florida and Shanghai (China). Since the company was founded in 2001, the company has been led by Founder and CEO, Travis Betters, whose family had been passionately involved in the processed fruit and vegetable industry for more than 70 years.

Brothers International Ingredients Division is a full-service direct importer, distributor, and supplier of bulk packaged ingredients for the food and beverage industry. In addition to supplying top-quality fruit and fruit juices, Brothers International is the parent company of Brothers-All-Natural, a leading Freeze-Dried Snack brand. These products can be found in retailers nationwide.

In 2021, Brothers International acquired Dennick FruitSource. The combination allowed these two leading B2B ingredients companies to significantly expand their diversified product portfolio to better serve their customer base as a global supplier. In 2023, Brothers International acquired Hosh International LLC. Hosh is a value-added supplier of fruit and vegetable juice concentrates and purees to global CPG companies, operating a similar business model to Brothers’ B2B fruit ingredients division.

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