Hostos Fernandez Quesada used to oversee the production of cigars—now he’ll be dressing them. The 33-year-old who left Quesada Cigars in May has accepted a position with Cigar Rings, a printing and graphic design company that provides cigar bands, labels and packaging for the premium cigar industry. He has assumed the role of general manager for the company.
“I will be based in the Dominican Republic in the Santiago factory,” said Quesada. “My responsibilities as general manager will cover the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and U.S. businesses. I will be maintaining the customers we already have as well as creating new opportunities for new companies to work with us.”
Before taking this position, Quesada worked at Quesada Cigars, a family-owned company (formerly MATASA) started by his uncle Manuel “Manolo” Quesada. The younger Quesada had been with the family business since he was a teenager, but announced in May that he’d be parting ways with Quesada Cigars to pursue other outlets in the cigar industry.
“I joined a great team of people who I have worked with and have been friends with for years,” Quesada said. “It’s a great fit and I’m very excited to be here. It feels like family.”