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E.P. Carrillo has announced that it has hired former Habanos S.A. executive Jorge Luís Fernández Maique to be its new general manager.

Lissette Perez-Carrillo told halfwheel that Maique will oversee the operations of Tabacalera La Alianza S.A., the company’s factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic, a move that will free up her dad, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr., to travel and explore new types of tobacco that he is looking at using for new projects in 2022 and beyond. She said that he has been hesitant to take extended trips away from the factory, but having Maique overseeing operations gives him the comfort he had been seeking to be able to be away from the factory. That said, he will still have a very significant presence at the factory, she noted.   Click here for article