Tobacco distributor Plasencia 1865, headquartered in Miami, Fla., has promoted José Luis Plasencia to vice president. In his new role, José Luis Plasencia will oversee the entire distribution process and business operations for the company and will support sales representatives around the country.
Plasencia 1865 is the distribution center created to import and distribute all of the Plasencia Cigars product lines.
“We are proud to welcome Jose Luis to our leadership team at Plasencia Cigars,” said Nestor Plasencia Sr., president of Plasencia Cigars. “José Luis has demonstrated passion and dedication for this industry, and we are confident he will help us continue to expand our family business through his innovative thinking and superb skills.”
Looking to continue his family’s 150-year legacy in tobacco, José Luis Plasencia has spent the last five years dedicated to becoming an expert in the industry. During this time, he has been working alongside his father Nestor Plasencia Sr. at their tobacco fields in Nicaragua and Honduras, to make sure that he understood everything that went into the production of tobacco. After years of working mainly in the fields, he was then promoted to a management position, overseeing the company’s finance department. In his new role, Jose Luis will relocate from Nicaragua to Miami. He will continue to travel regularly to Central America where the majority of Plasencia’s Cigar production takes place.
“I am thrilled to be taking on this new role, and honored to continue my family legacy,” said José Luis Plasencia. “I’m looking forward to working alongside my family as we keep raising the bar as leaders in the cigar industry.”
José Luis received his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with minors in finance and international business, from Keiser University.
About Plasencia 1865
Founded in 2016, Plasencia 1865 imports and distributes the various Plasencia Cigars product lines in the United States, including Plasencia Cosecha 146, Alma Fuerte, Alma Del Campo and Reserva Original. Plasencia Cigars are produced in Central America.
About Plasencia Cigars
Plasencia Cigars is one of the world’s leading growers of first-class tobacco. The Plasencia family have been pioneering the industry since 1865 when Don Eduardo Plasencia began growing tobacco in Cuba, and five generations of the Plasencia family have continued the legacy. Today, Plasencia Cigars produces more than 35 million handmade cigars per year, and harvests tobacco on more than 3,000 acres across several countries in Central America, including Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.