José Luis Plasencia has been promoted to the position of vice president at tobacco distributor Plasencia 1865. José Luis Plasencia will be based out of the company’s Miami, Florida, headquarters and will oversee Plasencia 1865’s distribution process and business operations as well as its sales support.
José Luis Plasencia is no stranger to the tobacco industry. His family has well over 150 years of history in the tobacco industry and he himself has worked in the industry for over five years. He’s worked alongside his father, Nestor Plasencia Sr., in the family’s Nicaragua and Honduras tobacco fields while learning the production process. While in Nicaragua, José worked din the fields and was promoted to a management position in the company’s finance department. While he will still travel regularly to Central America, Miami will become his base.
“I am thrilled to be taking on this new role, and honored to continue my family legacy,” he commented in a press release. “I’m looking forward to working alongside my family as we keep raising the bar as leaders in the cigar industry.”