Kuuts LLC has promoted Mari Navarro to be the company’s new vice president of sales and marketing.
Navarro joined the company in March 2015 as a sales and marketing executive focusing on the Florida market. Prior to that, she was the sales and marketing manager for Cuban Crafters Cigars in Miami, and her professional career also includes 13 years in the hospitality and travel industry and several years as a litigation paralegal.
While the company has not officially announced the promotion, Navarro has changed her LinkedIn page to reflect the new job title, and in a promotional email sent out for Abe Dababneh’s Kiss My Ash radio show aired on Feb. 6, she was mentioned as having been recently promoted to the position.
Navarro fills an opening in the company created when John Gonzalez, the former vice president and general manager, left Kuuts to become the vice president of sales for Gran Habano in early January.
After establishing itself in Europe and other international markets, Kuuts launched in the United States in the summer of 2013 and currently produces the Miró, Placeres Reserva and Tabacalera Zapata lines, as well as the eponymously named Kuuts line, which includes both a Nicaraguan wrapped version and Connecticut wrapped version.