Maneson to lead JR Cigar

Tabacalera USA has appointed Rob Maneson CEO of its JR Cigar unit.

Maneson, who previously was general manager of Tabacalera’s Casa de Montecristo division, will head JR Cigar from the company’s base in Whippany, New Jersey, USA.

He will continue to report to the head of Tabacalera USA, Javier Estades, who said a new general manager for Casa de Montecristo will be appointed soon.

“Rob’s elevation to head JR Cigar reflects his leadership and an experience gained in the organization over a number of years—including prior management experience with both JR Cigar and Altadis USA, and most recently with Casa de Montecristo,” said Estades.

One of the largest internet and retail cigar companies in the United States, JR Cigar is the U.S.-based premium cigar operations of Imperial Brands.