Tabacalera USA, the U.S.-based premium cigar operations of Imperial Brands plc, has appointed Rob Maneson the chief executive officer of its JR Cigar unit, effectively immediately.
Previously, Maneson was general manager of Tabacalera’s Casa de Montecristo division, Tabacalera’s licensed and company-owned cigar stores. Maneson will now head JR Cigar from its base in Whippany, N.J. He will continue to report to Javier Estades, the head of Tabacalera USA. According to Estades, a new general manager for the company’s Casa de Montecristo division will be named soon.