Fernando Momente Appointed as General Manager of New Florida Sales & Distribution Office

August 29th, 2019

Eastern Poultry Distributors, Inc. dba Eastern Quality Foods announced the appointment of Fernando Momente as the General Manager of the company’s new Orlando, Florida sales & distribution office. In his new role, Mr. Momente will oversee the sales and local distribution of beef and other proteins to the Orlando marketplace. He comes to Eastern with a wealth of experience in protein production, sales, and distribution, most recently serving as the President of Private Brands Global Sourcing (PBGS). Prior to PBGS, Mr. Momente served in various sales, trading, and sales management roles with Marfrig, the second-largest Brazilian food processing company. Mr. Momente was born and raised in Brazil and has lived and worked in the United States since 2011. Over the course of his career, Mr. Momente has developed key relationships with both US and Brazilian protein suppliers and has recently developed a valuable foodservice customer base in the Orlando metropolitan area.

“We feel very fortunate to be welcoming Fernando to the Eastern family,” said Ted Rueger, Eastern’s President & CEO. “He brings a proven track record of selling and servicing customer relationships. We believe there is a significant opportunity to further penetrate the Orlando market considering Eastern’s access to products coupled with Fernando’s growing customer base. This exciting hire continues our effort to diversify and grow our distribution footprint in Florida.”

Mr. Momente maintains twenty years of experience in the protein industry and lives in Orlando with his wife and two young children.

Eastern Quality Foods specializes in the wholesale distribution of poultry, beef, seafood, pork, eggs, and other proteins. Eastern’s client base includes processing and manufacturing plants, food service institutions, retailers, restaurants, schools, universities, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1954 and has grown to approximately $300 million in annualized revenue. Eastern maintains twelve office locations across the continental United States and Mexico with its headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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