As of November 1st 2016, EPC Cigar Co. LLC is welcoming Jose Blanco as Senior Vice President. Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo, CEO and co-owner of EPC Cigar Co. and Tabacalera La Alianza factory, with his daughter and President Lissette Pérez-Carrillo and his son Ernesto (Junior), Company Consultant, felt it to be a positive and dynamic addition to the company to hire Mr. Blanco as their Senior VP.
“Ernesto and I have been friends for many years, ever since my early days at La Aurora, and I have always thought very highly of him both on a professional level and a personal one. These days our Premium Cigar Industry is going through a lot of changes, and as always throughout the years, Ernesto and I discuss the good, the bad and the ugly from all aspects. After long discussions and traded ideas, we felt this to be a great professional decision for the both of us.
The company I have been involved with until now, Las Cumbres Tabaco, will be managed by co-founder and co-owner, Emma Viktorsson, together with her own brand Freyja and my blend Senorial and all LCT-lines. After a long time of preparation, I feel completely confident in giving her full rein.
From today forward, I will be working solely for EPC Cigar.
I cannot think of anyone I would love to work for and with as much as Ernesto, his family and his team. I have tremendous respect and admiration for EPC Cigar as well as for its blends. I feel we are on par in taste in blends, feel for tobacco and business-direction.”
“I am very excited about Jose joining our team not only because I respect his pallet, but also because of the many years of experience he has in sales, marketing and in our industry generally. We have enjoyed many talks over great cigars and have learned much from each other. We can now elevate our friendship, with more than 80 combined years of our passion, and work together in an industry that we are so proud to be a part of.”
Now that Jose Blanco has joined the EPC Cigar team, he is relocating to Miami, Florida.
We at EPC Cigar welcome Jose to our family!