Brothers Produce Inc., Houston, has hired Ernest Munoz, a 20-year produce industry veteran, as its director of purchasing.

Produce veteran joins Brothers Produce in HoustonMunoz started his career in 1993 with Miami-based Coosemans Worldwide Inc.’s Coosemans Houston Inc.

In 1997, he joined Fresh America Corp. in Arlington, Texas, which was later purchased by the DiMare Co. in Homestead, Fla.

Munoz began as a buyer and in 2010 was promoted to general manager of DiMare Fresh’s Houston division.

Produce veteran joins Brothers Produce in HoustonMost recently, Munoz was general manager at the Houston operation of Houston-based Sysco Corp.’s FreshPoint Inc.

“We are very excited about building a team that can help us continue to grow for the future and feel Ernest is a great building block towards this goal,” Brent Erenwert, Brothers Produce’s vice president, said in a news release.