Mombacho Cigars announced today that company founder, Cam Heaps, will be taking a more involved role with the company moving forward, stepping into the role of company president.
The move comes as Mombacho celebrates its milestone 15th anniversary in 2021, as the company was founded in 2006 after Heaps became inspired by Nicaraguan culture on a Central American back-packing trip.
Heaps comes from thirty years in the craft beer industry where he Co-founded and operated Steam Whistle Brewing. More recently he and partners have revived the legendary Pantera Performance Boats brand.
In recent years, Mombacho had been under the direction of Claudio Sgroi, a partner of the company who operated as master blender and president. Claudio will continue as master blender moving forward, noting:
“It’s great to have Cam now heading operations, and what a perfect way to celebrate our 15th year anniversary. Cam’s oversight has always been key in Mombacho’s business, but his deeper involvement will be crucial for taking Mombacho to the next level. As business partners and colleagues, we are excited for what the future holds for Mombacho.”