(Miami, Florida) April 29, 2016— Villiger North America celebrated their re-launch and the opening of their new headquarters in Miami with a by-invitation-only red carpet event, at its new location at 8107 NW 29 ST. Doral, FL. 33122. The Villiger North America re-launch was hosted by Mr. Heinrich Villiger himself and new Villiger NA President Rene Castaneda.
The event featured notables to include: Guillermo Leon of La Aurora, Alejandro Martinez Cuenca of Joya De Nicaragua, Carlos Torano Sr. of the famed Torano cigar family, Felix Mesa of Galan Cigars, Scott Chester of ACID Cigars, Albert Montserrat of Cigar Rings, Kris Kachaturian, formerly of A.J. Fernandez Cigars and Ferdinand Kurt of the Swiss Consulate.
During his speech, Mr. Villiger communicated of his continued commitment to the North American market. After thanking colleagues, friends and the new Villiger North American team, Mr. Villiger was presented a certificate by Doral City Officials before the ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Guests were greeted with three cigars (Villiger 1888 and two private stock unbranded cigars by La Aurora and Joya de Nicaragua). The cocktail reception featured cocktails courtesy of Zafra Rum, Jack Daniel’s, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Gentleman Jack, Jack Honey, Korbel Champagne and Findlandia Vodka.
This Villiger North America re-launch event comes only months after the announcement of Rene Castaneda as their new President.
Rene Castaneda stated: “The launch event was a great success, and only a sneak preview of what’s to come. I look forward to working alongside Mr. Villiger, CEO Robert Suter and Managing Director Michael Blumendeller to expose the Villiger brand to the consumer. We look forward to exciting announcements in the near future.”
ABOUT VILLIGER SONS LIMITED AND VILLIGER NORTH AMERICA:
Villiger Sons Limited was established in 1888 by Jean Villiger in the small town of Pfeffikon, Switzerland, where Villiger remains headquartered to this day. The company manufactures and sells more than 1.5 billion cigars annually, world-wide. Today, under the leadership of Heinrich Villiger, the company prides itself in its commitment to quality, in all their products made in many countries around the globe.
Villiger Cigars North America was established to service the premium cigar enthusiast primarily in the United States. With production from some of the most respected manufacturers in the Dominican Republic, Central America and elsewhere, it is the goal of the company to introduce the finest smoking experience a premium handmade cigar has to offer. Today, and in the future, one can rest assured that when they choose a Villiger cigar, the quality of the leaf, the manufacturing and even the packaging will be second to none.
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