Andy Scharfman has announced that he has left his position as vp of sales for Cesar Cigars and will return to a company he has several years experience with, Kristoff.

Scharfman made the announcement via Facebook on Saturday afternoon, saying:

Well my friends, it’s a brand new year and a new adventure for us. I have made a decision and I’m excited to be returning to my family at Kristoff Cigars. It is with a heavy heart that I say adios to Cesar Cigars. I thank them for the experience and wish them the best. I look forward to seeing everyone soon, representing and smoking the new Kristoff cigars in California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.

He told halfwheel that he will be joining Kristoff as an in-house rep and will not be representing other companies. Scharfman had previously represented Kristoff for four years as a cigar broker based in the San Diego area.

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