Brigham USA, maker of pipes and accessories as well as humidors and cigar accessories, has named Doug Kaufman as its new national sales manager.

Kaufman is no stranger to selling tobacco accessories and leading sales forces; most recently he was the national sales manager for The Lotus Group/Integral Logistics, a position he held for approximately 19 months. Prior to that, he was the national sales manager for Colibri. He told halfwheel that he will begin working on building the company’s sales force while working with existing representatives and refreshing the company’s sales and promotional materials.

While Brigham USA is best known for its pipe collection, it offers a number of accessories for cigar smokers, including humidors, cutters, travel cases and humidification products. Kaufman noted that while pipe retailers are Brigham’s main customers, he believes that there is something in the company’s catalog for every retailer, even if they don’t carry pipes.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.