Andy Yaffee, best known for being Micallef Cigars’ National Sales Director for the past four years is leaving the company and joining Crowned Heads. Yaffee will be the territory sales representative for Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Washington D.C.
Prior to joining Micallef, Yaffee spent five years as a sales representative for La Flor Dominicana and Nat Sherman.
Yaffee fills a role that was opened up with Wes Thornton, a long-time sales manager for Crowned Heads parted ways with the company over the past month. Last month, Micallef Cigars announced it was merging sales teams with All Saints cigars, and that All Saints Cigars co-owner Micky Pegg would become President of Micallef Sales. At the time of this announcement, Micallef and All Saints Cigars said Yaffee would remain in the role as National Sales Director reporting to Pegg.
Meanwhile Crowned Heads also announced it has hired Craig Smith as a territory sales representative for California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. It also acknowledged a 2022 hire of Jake Saunders who represents the midwest and includes Indiana.
“I’m excited to welcome these three dynamic individuals to the Crowned Heads team,”commented National Sales Manager, Miguel Schoedel. “Their addition will go a long way towards our goal of providing an unparalleled level of customer support and attention to our retail partners.
“I truly want everyone to know how grateful i was for my time at Micallef,” told Yaffee in a statement to Cigar Coop.
Originally posted on September 27, 2023 @ 6:18 am