J.C. Newman Cigar Company has named Aldo Puncioni as is new international sales director. Puncioni is based in Italy and will lead J.C. Newman’s sales efforts in Europe. Puncioni succeeds the late Stefan Baastiaenssens, who served in the position from 2018 to his passing in 2020.
Puncioni has experience in the premium cigar industry having served as a cigar ambassador, taster and retailer. Known on social media as “Smoking Moses,” Puncioni is the president of the Venice Cigar Club and a member of Cigar Journal magazine’s tasting panel. He is also the owner of a cigar store and the creator of a popular cigar cutter known as the Smoking Moses Razor Cutter. In his new role, Puncioni will oversee J.C. Newman’s sales in Europe as well as the company’s European bonded warehouse in Slovakia.
In a press release, Bobby Newman commented: “I am thrilled to welcome Aldo to our family. Today, J.C. Newman cigars are sold in 86 countries around the world, and my family and I are very excited that Aldo will be sharing our family’s story and cigars in Europe.”