Foundry Tobacco Company (FTC) is expanding. The maverick cigar company has added two sales brokers and a brand manager to drive growth. Taven Johnson and Stephan Mayer of C.H.I.M.P., a broker agency, have been hired to represent the company’s brands in AL, DC, GA, MS, KY, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV. Over time, the plan is to increase Johnson and Mayer’s territories to additional geographies across the U.S.
In addition, Justin Andrews has recently been hired to support Michael Giannini, FTC’s creative director, in leading the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to joining Foundry Tobacco Company, Justin served as vice president of Lou Rodriguez cigars.
“This is an exciting step in the development of Foundry Tobacco Company,” said Giannini. “The addition of these players to our team will allow us to deliver increased flexibility in tailoring programs to retailer needs and the ability to deepen the support of our brands on both the retailer and consumer level.”
For more information on the Foundry Tobacco Company portfolio, please visit www.foundrytobaccocompany.com.