June 20, 2017 — Last week Drew Estate announced internally its intention to significantly restructure its sales organization, both at headquarters and in the field. The new structure, along with role redesign and greater decentralized decision making, is intended to strengthen Drew Estate’s ability to better serve the needs of its customers in each channel of distribution in which it competes. The new sales organization will speed up the company’s sales-related services to all accounts.
As a result of the reorganization, Selim Hanono, Vice President of Trade Shows and Events, will be leaving Drew Estate. Selim is a highly regarded industry veteran and has been a member of the Drew Estate management team for almost ten years. Prior to joining Drew, he worked for Camacho, Mikes Cigars, Aficionados, and Absolute Cigars. In announcing this change, Glenn C. Wolfson, CEO of Drew Estate, said “Selim has been a very valuable member of the Drew Estate team and his contributions to our large trade show success have been legendary. Being the consummate professional he is, Selim will remain on board leading our preparations and execution at IPCPR and we are very appreciative of his undying commitment to quality delivery. His last day at the company will be July 31st. We will miss his unbounded optimism and smiling face, and we wish Selim all the best in whatever new endeavors he chooses to pursue.”
Hanono said “for nearly a decade Drew Estate has been my home. I would like to thank all my past and present DE family members, as well as my colleagues at Swisher, for the incredible experience and the loyal support. Wishing them all the very best and once again, a sincere thank you.”
From the corporate office in Miami, Jonathan Drew, Founder and President said, “Our Team in the United States and in Nicaragua will miss Selim dearly. He's brought value to the DE organization at so many levels for ten years, and is a truly exceptional businessman, trustworthy and direct with his words and actions. His no-nonsense style is complimented by a strong work ethic and core loyalty to business and family. I have personally worked with Selim for 10 years prior to his 10 years at Drew, for a total money making period of 20 years. I'm definitely going to miss Selim at DE, but we will remain good friends and contemporaries. “