Mombacho Cigars S.A. has hired Indiana Ortez as General Manager for the company’s Nicaraguan operations. In recent weeks Mombacho announced Claudio Sgroi had stepped down as after serving as master blender and president for the company as well as announcing company founder, Cam Heaps, would be taking a more involved role with the company moving forward, stepping into the role of company president.

Indiana brings years of deep tobacco knowledge and a fresh energy to Mombacho’s production team. Hailing from Nicaragua’s oldest Nicaraguan tobacco family she brings with her many years of tobacco and production knowledge.

Cam Heaps, President of Mombacho Cigars S.A., commented: “It is both an honor and a pleasure to have Indiana joining the Senior Management team at Mombacho. While Indiana’s impressive and broad expertise is a welcome asset, her passion, spirit, and management style will also be an important part of the company’s cultural vision.”

Indiana adds, “Being the first Nicaraguan female General Manager of a cigar company like Mombacho challenges me twice as much because I feel the responsibility to carry the high legacy of women in our industry. This position allows me to keep my personal promise of working with well fermented tobaccos and continuing to push quality and consistency to an uncompromising place. Moving to the exciting colonial town of Granada, Nicaragua is also an exciting part of the role. Mombacho feels like a spaceship that is ready for take-off.”

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