Tim Ozgener is returning to the cigar industry. He spent 16 years with CAO International, serving as President from 2006-2010, and was instrumental in taking the company from a start-up to a global brand. This is also the place where Crowned Heads founder Jon Huber got his start. For the past 12 years, Tim has served as Co-Founder and President/CEO of OZ Arts Nashville, a contemporary arts center in Nashville.
Tim is also an investor in Crowned Heads, and after some pandemic-induced soul-searching, found that his love for the premium cigar industry was a voice inside that could not be silenced.
I left the cigar business 12 years ago; however, my passion for cigars and my love for the true camaraderie of the business never left me. I’m thrilled to be joining Crowned Heads, seeing old friends, making some new ones, and launching my brand of cigars under the ‘Ozgener Family Cigar’ brand.
When we learned of Tim’s desire to get back in the business and join Crowned Heads, it felt like ‘the band’ was truly getting back together. We’re excited to have Tim on board, and we’re looking forward to growing the OFC brand and Crowned Heads together in the years to come.
Added Crowned Heads co-founders, Jon Huber and Mike Conder
The first cigar from Ozgener Family Cigars will be “Bosphorus” and will debut at the 2022 PCA Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. Bosphorus is a box-pressed line and will come in 4 sizes. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, double binder one Ecuadorian Connecticut and one Nicaraguan, and filler tobacco from Nicaragua. The company is also releasing a Limited Edition release, Pi Synesthesia, inspired by artwork created by Tim’s father, the late Cano A. Ozgener. Pi Synesthesia will be a 6″ x 52 parejo, presented in 12-count boxes, with a limited production of 2,500 boxes for global release.