Sean “Casper” Johnson, one of the founders of L’Atelier Imports, will be leaving for a job in the music industry.

“An amazing opportunity to rejoin the music industry has fallen into my lap,” said Johnson in a statement to halfwheel. “It’s truly a once in a lifetime position. I’ve loved every experience I’ve had working with Pete (Johnson). It was a very difficult decision but ultimately one that will greatly benefit my family. I’ve learned an incredible amount from Pete and look forward to continuing our relationship with Saints & Sinners.”

Pete Johnson, his brother K.C. Johnson, Dan Welsh and Sean “Casper” Johnson launched L’Atelier Imports in 2012. The departing Johnson is unrelated to the other two.

“I’m extremely happy for Sean,” said Pete Johnson. “He’s excited about his future in the music industry and I’m excited for him. He was offered a gig he couldn’t refuse and honestly I wouldn’t try to hold him back. He will be missed around the office but with his help the transition will be easy.”

Both stressed that Sean Johnson would remain involved with Saints & Sinners, a members-only club where individuals receive the ability to purchase exclusive cigars, alcohol and swag as well as access to a forum centered around L’Atelier and Tatuaje.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.