Dylan Austin, who has served as President of Davidoff of the Americas for the past five years, has reportedly left the company. This news has sparked curiosity among many in the industry. The news was initially broken by Halfwheel. While we await an answer to a request for an official statement from Davidoff, multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed the report with Cigar Coop.

Davidoff Dylan Austin

Austin has been in the cigar industry since 2005. He came into Davidoff following the acquisition of Camacho Cigars in 2008. He is best known for spearheading the extensive rebranding of Camacho in 2013. In December 2017, Austin was promoted to Davidoff’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the U.S. market. He would add responsibilities for Davidoff Latin America, and late in 2018, he took over Sales and Marketing for all of the Americas. During his tenure as President, Austin led Davidoff through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shortly after this report, Oettinger Davidoff AG issued a statement confirming Austin’s departure.

Oettinger Davidoff AG confirms that there have been some management changes at Davidoff of Geneva USA, Inc. and that Dylan Austin, VP President of Davidoff of Geneva Americas, is no longer employed by Davidoff of Geneva USA, Inc. Oettinger Davidoff thanks Dylan Austin for his dedication and contribution to the company and its brands in his 17 years of service and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours. Effective immediately and until a succession plan is defined, Zak Medwin, Commercial Director, and Lana Fraser, Director Head of Marketing & Retail, will assume ad-interim responsibility as ad-interim President and ad-interim Vice President of Davidoff of Geneva USA, Inc. respectively, strongly supported by the management team of Oettinger Davidoff AG.

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