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(Miami, Florida) March 4, 2015— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars proudly announces the expansion of its sales force to include industry veteran Strom Farbarik and Carolee Martin. Roberto Pelayo Duran has aggressively bolstered his sales team as this news comes only months after the additions of National Sales Manager Miguel Schoedel, Jack Torano, and Frank Cuden.


Carolee Martin brings along a stellar background as she served as the Department of Defense GS 15 Senior Advisor for Special Operations in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In Afghanistan Carolee’s passion for cigars led her to become the first female President, of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club, Camp Gibson Chapter. Carolee was recognized for her contributions, as she was the first inductee into the Xicar Hall of Fame. Carolee’s new role will be as the Southwest Regional Manager.


Strom Farbarik discovered his passion for cigars in the early 90’s. As a manager for Mike Ditka’s Restaurant, Strom was heavily recruited by CAO. He quickly became a top representative, which led him to being awarded the “Salesman of the Year” award at CAO in 2010. Strom will oversee sales in NJ, DC, VA, WV, MD, DE, NC, and SC.


Strom Farbarik said: “I am excited to be part of the Roberto P Duran Premium Cigar team. As passionate as I am about cigars, it is only fitting that I work within a boutique company, which handles its cigars from seed to finished product. Roberto’s knowledge of tobacco and cigar making is impressive, and I look forward to expanding the brand to new consumers.”


Roberto Pelayo Duran said: “As a boutique cigar company, it is important that our team members feel as passionate about premium cigars as I do. Strom and Carolee fit perfectly, in [our] already solid team. I look forward to working alongside them, to further expand Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars.”

Roberto P. Duran began his life’s work in his homeland of Havana, Cuba where tobacco grabbed a hold of him, and never let go. Supervising the production of cigar manufacturing in Cuba was only the beginning as he later went on to assemble and manage distribution of all Cuban cigar brands for Asia at The Pacific Cigar Company Ltd. The creation of Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars has given Roberto the platform to introduce a brand of cigars that offer the same quality, construction, and detail which he exceeded from those he supervised while in Cuba. Roberto P. Duran’s brands include Azan Cigars, Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigar, Neya, and Baracoa.

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