El Septimo has announced it has named cigar industry veteran Chip Goldeen as its new Director of Sales and Business Development.

Goldeen has over 24 years senior management and executive experience in the premium cigar industry, and is best known for spending the last two decades with Ashton Cigar Company.

In a press release, Zaya S. Younan, Chairman & CEO of Younan Company and El Septimo Geneva, said, “We are excited to add to our natural growth with the addition of Chip to the El Septimo senior management team. El Septimo is known as a premium cigar brand that brings something very unique to an industry that has remained the same for the last decade. Since its founding in 2005, El Septimo has been known for its unique and high-quality cigars and accessories throughout Europe and the Middle East. With Chip’s experience, we are confident that El Septimo will soon become a major player in the U.S. and Pacific Rim region.”

“I am excited to join El Septimo Geneva as the Director of Sales & Business Development and to be part of a worldwide luxury brand,” commented Goldeen. “Zaya Younan and his team are doing amazing things in the premium cigar industry and will be a new and fresh force moving forward in the U.S. market. Aside from investing a significant amount of resources and capital to market El Septimo cigars, what makes El Septimo so great is the superior quality and excellent construction of its cigars. I am eager for more and more people to continue learning about this incredible product. For me, just smoking their cigars made me a believer.”

Goldeen will be with the El Septimo team when the 2021 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show opens in Las Vegas on July 10th.

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