Rich Krutick, the longtime head of U.S. marketing for the flagship Davidoff brand, is no longer with the company.

He had been with the company since 2006 first as a brand manager. In late 2010 he was promoted to director of marketing and moved with the company to Pinellas Park, Fla. Krutick oversaw the U.S. marketing for Davidoff as well as at various points AVO, S.T.Dupont and the company’s U.S. retail operation. His tenure included massive overhauls to both the Davidoff and AVO portfolios, as well as an aggressive retail expansion.

In 2016 he was promoted to vp of marketing and earlier this year was promoted to vp of marketing and retail for the company’s U.S. operations.

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