Cigar Industry

Janelle Rosenfeld Leaves Altadis

Oct 10, 2017 | By David Savona
Janelle Rosenfeld Leaves Altadis
Photo/Jonathan Lockwood Smith
Rosenfeld, center, at the April 2017 Night to Remember Dinner, worked in the cigar industry for nearly 22 years.

Janelle Rosenfeld, vice president of marketing for Altadis U.S.A. Inc., one of the world’s largest producers of handmade cigars, has left the company. Rosenfeld, 55, began working for the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, company in the spring of 1996 (back when it was known as Consolidated Cigar Corp.) nearly 22 years ago.

“On behalf of everyone at Altadis U.S.A., I would like to thank Janelle for her incredible contribution to the business,” said Rob Norris, president of the company, in a statement. “She has been the driving force behind many ground-breaking initiatives within the company and the industry. The next phase of her career will no doubt be just as exciting.”

Altadis, a unit of Imperial Brands PLC of Bristol, England, makes the non-Cuban versions of Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann and many other cigars.

“I’ve had a great run. I’ve been a part of a lot of growth, fun and exciting initiatives. Now it’s time for me to move on and pursue other passions,” said Rosenfeld in a conversation with Cigar Aficionado earlier this morning. “I love the premium cigar industry and I love everyone in it. My heart will always be closely intertwined with the premium cigar industry.”

Altadis U.S.A. Inc.

More in Cigar Industry

See all
Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Cigar List and Seminars Announced

Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Cigar List and Seminars Announced

Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest is less than two months away, and a partial list of the premium smokes and …

Feb 13, 2020
Drew Estate Announces 2020 Barn Smoker Dates

Drew Estate Announces 2020 Barn Smoker Dates

Now in its sixth year running, the Barn Smokers will start in May and run through October at tobacco …

Feb 12, 2020
New CEO for Imperial Brands

New CEO for Imperial Brands

Imperial Brands has named Stefan Bomhard as the company’s new chief executive officer, replacing …

Feb 4, 2020
Stogie Thieves Steal 100,000 Cigars From Indian Head Cigar Co.

Stogie Thieves Steal 100,000 Cigars From Indian Head Cigar Co.

José “Jochy” Blanco, owner of Indian Head Cigar Co., announced today that the Indian Head distributio…

Feb 4, 2020
Puro Sabor 2020 Celebrates Nicaraguan Cigar Industry

Puro Sabor 2020 Celebrates Nicaraguan Cigar Industry

Premium cigar lovers from all over the world flew to Nicaragua, the leading producer of handmade …

Jan 27, 2020
Cigar Imports Show Signs of Cooling Down

Cigar Imports Show Signs of Cooling Down

After four years of impressive growth, the U.S. market for premium, handmade cigars is showing signs …

Jan 23, 2020