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GREENSBORO, N.C. — ITG Brands LLC will have a new president, effective Nov. 7.
Veteran consumer packaged goods (CPG) and tobacco industry leader Dan Carr will join ITG as president, assuming oversight of the company's sales, marketing and operations functions. He will report to ITG Brand's Chief Executive Officer David Taylor, who will continue to serve as CEO.
"Dan comes to ITG Brands with a powerful combination of fast-moving consumer packaged goods experience and extensive tobacco qualifications in both smokeless and cigars," Taylor said.
Carr began his career in the CPG with Scott Paper, which later merged with Kimberly-Clark Corp. In 1996, he joined General Cigar and became vice president of sales in 1998. He went on to accept positions of increasing responsibility and leadership that broadened his scope to marketing, operations and supply chain, ultimately serving as president of General Cigar, which was fully acquired by Swedish Match in 2005 and now owned by Scandinavian Tobacco Group.
"Dan has aligned teams of varying sizes and has done so multiple times in the tobacco industry," added Taylor. "He understands distribution channels, regulatory challenges and the different levers that can be pulled to drive growth. He recognizes what it takes to drive a U.S. business in collaboration with a global strategy."
Carr received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College of New Jersey. His education and accreditation background also includes Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.
He serves on various boards including more than 15 years for the Cigar Association of America. There he is a two-term chairman. He also serves the University of Richmond's Robins School of Business Executive Advisory Council, and more than 10 years as a board member for the Tobacco Merchants Association.
Greensboro-based ITG Brands was formed in 2015. It is the third-largest tobacco manufacturer and marketer of tobacco products in the United States. Its cigarette brands include Winston, Kool, USA Gold and Maverick, and cigar brands Dutch Masters, Backwoods and Phillies. It also sells blu e-Cigarettes.