John Miller Named President of Swisher International
- November 3, 2017 |
- By Blake Droesch
Swisher International, the parent company of Drew Estate and the makers of popular machine-made Swisher Sweets cigars, has appointed John Miller to company president. Miller, the current VP of sales and marketing, will replace CEO and president Peter Ghiloni, who plans to retire from the company at the end of the year.
John Miller joined Swisher International in 2012, after previously working for the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company. He brings to the role 25 years of experience in the tobacco and consumer packaged goods industries.
“I am honored and thrilled in being named Swisher’s next president,” Miller said in a press release. “I look forward to expanding Peter’s legacy and maintaining the company as the industry’s leader.”
It was under the leadership of Peter Ghiloni that the company, which was previously known to only manufacturer flavored, machine-made cigars, entered the premium market when it acquired Drew Estate in 2014.
Swisher also announced that Lou Caldropoli, the current senior VP of finance and a 21-year veteran of the company, will be promoted to the newly-created position of chief operations officer. John Haley, current VP of corporate marketing, will be replacing John Miller as senior VP of sales and marketing.
Swisher International’s changes in leadership will become effective on January 1, 2018.