It’s a reunion.
Dave Lafferty will be the first vp of sales at Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, a company founded by Steve Saka.
The pair worked together at Drew Estate, where Saka served as president and later ceo; Lafferty spent over a decade at the company, most recently as the director of national accounts, a position he resigned from in May 2018. Now he joins Saka’s company to oversee their sales work.
“Dave has a tremendous wealth of hands on experience working with retailers spanning from the smallest brick and mortar shops to the very largest of accounts in the US market,” said Steve Saka. “I have no doubt he is going to prove to be (a) tremendous addition to our team, but not solely because of his sales and management experience, but because of who he is as a person. Dave is hard working, down to earth, forthright and just an honest to goodness great guy. He is a rare breed in our business and Cindy and I could not be more pleased in our welcoming him to be an integral part of our small family business. I honestly cannot think of a single person that would be better suited for this position.”
Earlier today, it was announced Lafferty would be leaving Nat Sherman International after less than nine months in a similar role for the company.
Lafferty will start at Dunbarton on March 1.