Local CEO Hector Romero Named WNC Minority Entrepreneur of the Year
(1350 WZGM – Staff Reports) Hector Romero, President and CEO of Sanesco International, was recently named the Phyllis J. Sherrill Minority Entrepreneur of the Year at the 31st Annual WNC Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards in Asheville. A natural-born leader and savvy businessman, Romero built Sanesco from the ground up with the vision of improving global healthcare and optimizing clinical outcomes for individuals and families worldwide. Romero, a native of Venezuela and longtime resident of WNC, is specifically interested in the patient-driven demand for natural options and the growing need for healthcare practitioners to identify the underlying root causes of their patients’ symptoms and conditions, rather than treating or masking symptoms solely with pharmaceuticals. Romero has been working with the SBTDC for over five years, and is pictured above with SBTDC Assistant Regional Director Annice Brown. Last Fall, Sanesco took part in the WCU College of Business Management Capstone Program, which matches teams of students with regional businesses in order to work on business-related projects and develop skills that are readily transferable to industry.