Schneeberger named VP of business development

    The U.S. Tobacco Cooperative (USTP), based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has named Jim Schneeberger as the company’s vice president of global business development. Schneeberger, who will report directly to CEO Stuart Thompson, will work with Thompson and his management team to reposition USTC in the domestic and export markets as a respected supplier of high-quality U.S. flue-cured tobacco and to represent the interests of the company’s 900 member growers.

    Schneeberger has more than 27 years of experience in the tobacco industry, having previously worked for Intabex, DIMON and Alliance One.