Fratello Cigars has named Justin Harris as the company’s new director of operations. Harris will oversee the day-to-day operations in the company’s Springfield, Va. headquarters, which will include customer relations, human resources, logistics, process and quality improvement, as well as new initiatives, according to a press release.
“I am beyond excited to welcome Justin to the Fratello family. I have known Justin for a few years,” said Omar de Frias, founder of Fratello Cigars. “His sense of loyalty, perseverance and work ethic make him an ideal candidate to help us take Fratello to the next level.”
According to an announcement issued by the company, Harris brings over 15 years of experience as a human resources executive specializing in management development and organizational behavior to the position. On the cigar side, he has served as the creative director at CigarInsight.com, and has been a contributor to Cigar Journal Magazine since 2018.
“I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with Omar and his team,” Harris said via a press release. “I’ve believed in him and his vision for Fratello Cigars since I meet him in 2014 while I was living in Nashville, Tenn. I’m looking forward to helping grow the organization and brand by building strong relationships with our industry partners, retailers and consumers.”
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