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Premium Cigar Association Announces Departure of Scott Pearce

April 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
The Premium Cigar Association, a leading trade association representing specialty tobacco retailers, announces the departure of Scott Pearce, its executive director. Read more

Premium Cigar Association Expands Government Affairs Staff

April 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) welcomes Richard Chalkey as its new Director of Coalitions and Policy. Read more

Fratello Cigars Appoints Jennifer True as Vice President

April 11, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Fratello Cigars announces the appointment of Jennifer True as its new Vice President of Marketing and Operations, effective April 1, 2024. Read more

STG Creates One Global Commercial Organization and Promotes Régis Broersma to Chief Commercial Officer

March 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) announces the merger of its three commercial divisions into a singular, global structure to enhance the company’s growth potential. Read more
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Espinosa Hires Chrissy Stratman to Southwest Territory Sales

February 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the hiring of Chrissy Stratman. Chrissy joins the Espinosa Team as the new Southwest Territory Manager for the states of Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico. Read more
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Allison Trainer Departs Hooten Young

February 9, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Allison Trainer is departing from Hooten Young to continue growing her cigar business consulting, Abbondanza. Read more
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E.P. Carrillo Announces Wayne Stoner as National Sales Manager

February 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P. Carrillo Cigars announced today the promotion of Wayne Stoner to National Sales Manager starting February 19, 2024. Read more

Industry Veteran Ike Karipides Promoted to SVP, Sales at Drew Estate

February 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
In his new role, Karipides will also oversee the company’s Wholesale sales channel as well as the Trade Marketing and Business Intelligence departments.  Read more
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Espinosa Cigars Adds Brandon Luna to Sales Team

January 10, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Brandon will serve as the new Territory Manager for the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Read more

Mike Copperman Named Executive Director of Cigar Rights of America

January 6, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
The Board of Directors of Cigar Rights of America (CRA) has announced the appointment of Mike Copperman as the organization's new executive director. Read more
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Crystal Herbert Joins Don Doroteo Sales Team

December 20, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Don Doroteo Cigarsannounces the addition ofCrystal Herbertto their sales team. Crystal will oversee Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington D.C. Like many in the cigar industry Crystal... Read more
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Oliver Nivaud Resumes Marketing Role at United Cigar

December 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Dan Davison is no longer the Director of Marketing for United Cigar. Read more
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Luciano Cigars Hires Mark Reddy as CEO, Promotes Ed Trevino to VP of Sales

November 18, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Luciano Cigars has announced Mark Reddy as its newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. Read more

Habanos S.A. Appoints Beatriz Garrido García to Operational Marketing Director

October 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Habanos S.A., the Cuban-state run cigar conglomerate, announced this week they have appointed Beatriz Garrido García as the company's newest Operational Marketing Director. Read more

All Saints Cigars and Micallef Cigars Unify Sales Team

August 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
It’s been said, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” All Saints Cigars and Micallef Cigars have unified their... Read more

Ricardo Carioni joins Gesinta as CEO

July 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Spain’s leading cigar manufacturer, sales, education and marketing arm of premium cigar makers from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Mexico, Gesinta International Tobacco Company, announced the appointment of Ricardo Carioni... Read more

Aganorsa Hires Fabien Ziegler as Director of Sales & Business Development

June 27, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Aganorsa Leaf is proud to announce Fabien Ziegler has joined Aganorsa as Director of Sales & Business Development. Fabien will be in charge of acquiring new business for... Read more

Steve Zengel of Los Caidos Cigars Passes Away

April 25, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Steve Zengel, the owner and founder of Los Caidos Cigars has passed away. At this time, an obituary states he passed away suddenly on Sunday April 23, 2023 following a... Read more

Narong Va Leaves General Cigar Co to Join El Septimo Cigars

April 23, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
El Septimohas hired seasoned Sales Executive, Narong Va, to support its continuous sales growth and expansion throughout the U.S. Narong has joined the El Septimo team as Sales Manager Pacific... Read more

Jose Blanco Promoted to Global Brand Ambassador for Arturo Fuente

April 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, Arturo Fuente announced it will be promoting Jose Blanco to the position of Global Brand Ambassador. Jose joined Arturo Fuente in 2020 as the Director of Sales, Eastern Hemisphere.... Read more