Cigar News: Plasencia 1865 Names José Luis Plasencia Vice PresidentTobacco distributor Plasencia 1865 has promoted José Luis Plasencia to Vice President. Based out of the Miami, Florida headquarters José Luis Plasencia will supervise the company’s distribution process and business operations as well as sales support. Plasencia 1865 is the distribution company designed to import and distribute all of the Plasencia Cigars product lines.

“We are proud to welcome Jose Luis to our leadership team at Plasencia Cigars,” said Nestor Plasencia Sr., president of Plasencia Cigars. “José Luis has demonstrated passion and dedication for this industry, and we are confident he will help us continue to expand our family business through his innovative thinking and superb skills.”

José Luis Plasencia comes from a family that has spend 150 years in the tobacco industry and has himself spent the last five years in the industry. José has spent this time working with his father Nestor Plasencia Sr. at their tobacco fields in Nicaragua and Honduras, to make sure that he understands production of tobacco. While based in Nicaragua he spend years working in the fields, then was promoted to a management position in the company’s finance department.Now, he will relocate from Nicaragua to Miami. He will still travel regularly to Central America where the majority of Plasencia’s Cigar production takes place.

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“I am thrilled to be taking on this new role, and honored to continue my family legacy,” said José Luis Plasencia. “I’m looking forward to working alongside my family as we keep raising the bar as leaders in the cigar industry.”

José Luis went to Keiser University where he got his bachelor’s degree in business administration with minors in finance and international business.

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