VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Oppenheimer Group has a knack for discovering the next big thing in produce and that includes its employees.
Brett Libke has recently joined the Oppenheimer team as the new sales representative in the company’s Newark, Del. office.
Libke comes to Oppenheimer following a decade and a half with C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., working in various sales and management roles over the years. He has experience in the produce, supply chain, and logistics industries and plans on focusing his seasoned sales approach on helping Oppenheimer bring product to market.
“My background has been mainly selling to retailers as a third party or broker, and I saw this position with Oppenheimer as a great opportunity to become more tied to the actual supply end of the product,” said Libke. “Oppenheimer offers a different perspective on the industry, and I was drawn to the company partly because of the emphasis it places on grower relationships.”
Libke’s previous experience creating, managing and selling nationally-distributed, multi-million dollar lines of value-added products made him a standout among his competition, according to Bill Poulos, sales manager in Oppenheimer’s Newark office.
Previously, Libke was responsible for setting up the national network of manufacturers and distributors for a sliced apple campaign where he also oversaw the management of partnerships and spearheaded sales around the product line. He has launched promotional, cross merchandising, and volume incentive programs for nationally-recognized consumer branded items.
“Brett has a passion for the industry,” said Poulos. “He’s a highly motivated self-starter and a disciplined professional we’re very excited to see what he will do with Oppenheimer’s full line of products.”
Source: The Oppenheimer Group