Dave Lafferty is the new executive director of premium cigar sales for Nat Sherman International.
The longtime Drew Estate employee will be in charge of the company’s wholesale cigar sales. He replaces Ike Karipides, who left Nat Sherman late last year—coincidentally—to join Drew Estate. Lafferty most recently served as director of national accounts for Drew Estate.
“I’ve known David for more than ten years,” said Michael Herklots, vp of retail and brand development for Nat Sherman, in a press release. “He’s an industry expert with tremendous experience across all aspects of the premium cigar business. He’s a great leader, a fun guy, and will be a great fit for our organization.”
Lafferty’s first day on the job will be June 4.
He is part of a growing list of hires for the company, which also includes: Michael Maiure as associate brand manager, Kylie Beaudreau for midwest sales, and Andy Yaffee for southeast sales.