News: Highly Regarded Premium Cigar Industry Veteran Bryan Bird Joins Drew Estate
Highly Regarded Premium Cigar Industry Veteran Bryan Bird Joins Drew Estate.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 — Miami, FL- Today Drew Estate announces that Bryan Bird joins their organization as Director of Sales, National Accounts. He will report to Ike Karipides, Director, National Account Channel. Bird, a highly regarded veteran in the premium cigar industry, recently concluded a very successful nineteen-year career at Thompson Cigar Company. Most recently, Bird served as Thompson’s Director of Merchandising, a role he held since 2015. Bryan began his journey in Thompson’s call center, quickly progressed to managing and fine tuning their retail operation, and was promoted to Buyer/Marketing Manager in 2011.
From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate adds, “Bryan adds tremendous value to the Drew Estate organization, especially in the national account channel, where he cut his teeth. I remember the first time I met him almost 20 years ago, when we first became friends. He’s a good lad with a great heart, who has talent, class and a strategic conceptual lens.”
Founded in 1996, Drew Estate is one of the largest and fastest growing cigar companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars” Drew Estate has disrupted the premium cigar industry by creating a raw authenticity that has engaged cigar enthusiasts with iconic brands, unique tobaccos, and distinctive blending styles that attract new and old seasoned cigar enthusiasts. Their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Nicaragua produces more premium cigars than any other single factory in the world, producing a variety of brands including ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Isla del Sol, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Natural by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, and Java by Drew Estate.
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