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De la Fargue to head up Hail & Cotton

| August 7, 2014

Hail & Cotton International Group (HCIG) has hired Michael de la Fargue as president and CEO.  De la Fargue brings more than 20 years of relevant tobacco leaf experience, having most recently served as vice president of leaf services in Africa for JTI.  He replaces Warren L. Corbin who served as HCIG’s president/CEO for the past eight years and will continue as a member of the board of directors.

“I am very excited to be joining the HCIG team,” days De la Fargue. “Having had several business dealings with HCIG in previous years, I have always held the company in high regard. I look forward to establishing a strong working relationship with our customers, grower base and suppliers. Together with my colleagues, I will continue to provide our customers with the highest possible quality and service, build on the platform Warren has established, retain and enhance the company’s reputation and values, and grow shareholder value.”

“Our diligent search to find the right person has paid off with Mike joining our group,” says Corbin. “He brings to HCIG a tremendous knowledge of the global leaf industry and a strong background of helping customers fulfill their needs. I am pleased to have Mike in the position of leading HCIG in the coming years. ”

Prior to joining JTI, De la Fargue served as group director and shareholder for Tribac Leaf.  Before joining Tribac, he held several leadership positions with Universal Leaf Tobacco working in Europe, Canada and the U.S.  De la Fargue intends to relocate to HCIG’s headquarters in Springfield, Tennessee, USA, by the end of the year.

 

Hail & Cotton – Global Sales Director

| September 12, 2012

Hail & Cotton

2500 South Main Street
Springfield, Tennessee USA
www.hailcottonintl.com

Now Hiring – Global Sales Director

Hail & Cotton International Group (“HCIG”), recognized world-wide as a quality supplier of all types of leaf tobacco, is actively recruiting for the position of Global Sales Director. This position will report directly to the President and will oversee an experienced world-wide sales team. The successful candidate will have broad industry experience, excellent sales and communication skills and demonstrate initiative, drive and enthusiasm.

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of sales plans, allocation of resources, and the development of key customer relationships. The position is located in USA, fluent English required and other language skills a plus. Significant international travel required.

HCIG is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and benefit packages. Interested applicants should send their CV and compensation requirements to cv@hailcotton.com