Cigar Industry

New C.A.O. President

Sep 28, 2006 | By David Savona
New C.A.O. President

C.A.O. International Inc. has a new president. Tim Ozgener was promoted to president of the Nashville, Tennessee, cigar company last week. Ozgener, 37, is the son of company founder Cano A. Ozgener, and he previously served as vice president.

Tim Ozgener moves into the role of president as his father is taking a step back, and recovering from illness.

"My father has been fighting lymphoma on and off since 2001," said Ozgener. "I want him to be able to relax and take it easy."

The elder Ozgener, 69, said his son had been running the company on a de facto basis before the promotion.

For more on this story, see Tuesday's Cigar Insider.

For more on the Ozgeners and other great father-and-son teams in the cigar industry, read Fathers and Sons, Part One.

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