The question of where some of the former brain trust of Alec Bradley would land have has been answered. Today Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has announced that Alec Rubin, Bradley Rubin, and Jonathan Lipson, formerly of the Alec Bradley marketing team, will join the STG North American Branded marketing organization. In the new role, the three will report to Christopher Tarr, vice president of marketing of STG’s Branded and Rest of World division.

In a press release, Christopher Tarr said, ”I am excited to welcome Alec Rubin, Bradley Rubin and Jonathan Lipson to our marketing organization. With their individual talents and combined experience in the handmade cigar category, I am confident that we will bring the Alec Bradley brands to their full potential, both in the US and globally.”

Alan Rubin, consultant to STG noted, ”I’m extremely proud that Alec, Bradley and Jonathan have the opportunity to work alongside the talented team at STG and that they will continue to play important roles in growing the Alec Bradley brand.”

Alec Rubin has joined the STG marketing team as Brand Manager, Strategic Partnerships and will focus on developing relationships for Alec Bradley brands among influential, lifestyle brands outside the premium cigar category. Prior to joining STG, Alec began working for the Alec Bradley cigar business in 2014 as a brand strategist, and in July 2020 was promoted to director of business development. During his tenure at Alec Bradley, he played pivotal roles in building the brand’s blend book and deepening the connection between the Alec Bradley brands and the American whiskey space.

Bradley Rubin will assume the role of Brand Ambassador at STG. In his role, Bradley will continue to guide the creative direction, branding, and social media initiatives of the Alec Bradley cigar brands and will serve as the face of the brand at top-tier events in and outside of the handmade cigar category. Bradley joined the Alec Bradley cigar business in 2017 and was responsible for developing the brand’s social media presence while contributing to the branding and packaging of leading releases from the company.

Finally, Jonathan Lipson has been appointed to the role of senior brand manager at STG. In his new position, he will continue to steer marketing, product development, and consumer engagement for the Alec Bradley cigar brands. Jonathan joined Alec Bradley in 2012 as a tri-state regional territory manager and in 2016 was appointed director of sales and marketing, the role he held when the company was acquired by STG in March 2023.

Alec Rubin, Bradley Rubin, and Jonathan Lipson will continue to reside in Florida, working remotely for STG.

Photo Credit: Scandinavian Tobacco Group