E-Cig Vet Joins McLane as Vice President of Sales

Will oversee convenience, military and travel accounts

Vito Maurici

Vito Maurici

TEMPLE, Texas -- Major convenience-store distributor McLane Co. Inc. has hired Vito Maurici as vice president of sales for convenience, military and travel accounts.

Prior to joining McLane, Maurici held the position of senior vice president of sales and distribution at NJOY, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based manufacturer and distributor of electronic-cigarette and vaping products, where he was instrumental in the growth of the company from a start-up to a billion-dollar valuation.

His other career experience has included vice president of sales for the Southwest for Richmond, Va.-based tobacco company Altria, where he oversaw the strategy, execution and engagement of new product launches, merchandising programs and customer partnerships. Maurici also led trade marketing efforts at Philip Morris International for the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

“Vito’s proven track record of driving results as well as his deep understanding of our industry, and our business, make him an invaluable addition to our grocery leadership team,” said Tony Frankenberger, president of McLane Grocery. “These attributes, mixed with his established portfolio of relationships among the supplier and retail community, will contribute greatly to McLane’s continued success.”

Temple, Texas-based McLane is a $48 billion supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery, McLane Foodservice and wholly owned subsidiary Meadowbrook Meat Co. Inc., operates 80 distribution centers across the United States and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 consumer products to nearly 90,000 locations across the country. In addition, it provides alcohol beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary Empire Distributors Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Omaha.