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La Aurora Announces Distribution with Arango Cigar Co.

August 1, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco



La Aurora, USA is proud to announce its new distribution partner, Arango Cigar Co. (Arango), one of the Largest Importer/Distributors of Premium Cigars, European Pipes, Pipe Tobacco and Smokers Accessories. Arango boasts over nine decades of experience in the tobacco industry, built on long-lasting relationships and exceptional service. Since 1981, Mike Gold has been President of Arango. Gold also currently serves on the PCA Board, as well as being actively engaged in legislation and taxation issues in the cigar and pipe tobacco arenas, both federally and state-wide. 

“We’re excited about the renewed energy and focus on building the legacy of the La Aurora brand in the US market,” stated Gold. “At Arango, we don’t measure our success by the number of customers we have, but rather by the number of customers we keep. We are excited to be distributing a brand that is led by family business-oriented people that understand and practice this philosophy as well. This approach is one of the reasons why La Aurora is celebrating their 120th Anniversary this year.”

As a new partner with La Aurora, Arango has brought in a full line of La Aurora cigars to help grow the North Central territory. “With La Aurora having account representation in the southern region, it was important to establish a partnership in the central region with a like-minded group of individuals founded in family,” says Ed McKenna, CEO of La Aurora, USA.

La Aurora, USA was launched April 1, 2023, as the brand’s new distribution company, representing the Dominican Republic’s oldest cigar manufacturer for the US Market. As La Aurora works to grow and build its presence around the country, with a streamlined team, it is operating quite efficiently to ensure all markets are being covered. La Aurora, is leaning on strong partners of the past and excited about new partnerships being built. 

Currently account representation for La Aurora, USA includes:

  • Willy Marante – Florida/East Coast

  • Nico Magana – Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Louisiana

  • George Zaglifa – Arizona, Nevada, California, Washington, and Oregon

  • John Ferrigan – Central and National Key Accounts

  • States and/or regions not referenced are covered by the Miami Office and through email ( Along with email, accounts can also reach out through our customer service line 1-888-279-9475 (Ph.) or 786-655-6782 (Fax).

The arrangement with Arango brings La Aurora one step closer to fulfilling President Guillermo León’s vision to, “bring the same level of quality that you find in every facet of La Aurora cigars and continue to build long-lasting relationships with retailers and consumers across the states,” as previously stated.

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