LOGIC Names Former Altria Exec as President

Martin, senior vice president, general manager of sales at tobacco giant, joins e-cig company

Miguel Martin

LIVINGSTON, N.J. -- Electronic cigarette developer LOGIC Technology has announced the addition of Miguel Martin to its executive team. In his role as president, Martin will lead LOGIC Technology's growth, developing and implementing of a strategic plan.

Martin began his career at one of the world's largest tobacco companies, Richmond, Va.-based Altria Group Inc.'s Phillip Morris USA. Over the course of 18 years, Martin served in various sales and marketing roles, ultimately serving as senior vice president field sales, running the largest tobacco sales and distribution organization in the United States, responsible for Phillip Morris USA, UST and John Middleton's tobacco products.

"This is an exciting time for LOGIC Technology, and we are thrilled to bring a key executive with vast experience of the tobacco industry on board," said Eli Alelov, CEO of LOGIC Technology. "Miguel's unique background, relationships and understanding of the business will build upon LOGIC's vision for its consumers and trade partners."

Howard Panes, Co-Founder and COO of LOGIC Technology, added, "Miguel's knowledge of the industry and proven track record within it will help to advance LOGIC to new levels and maintain our status as one of the bestselling electronic cigarettes in the United States."

Said Martin: "This is a pivotal moment in the electronic cigarette industry, and I'm thrilled to be joining LOGIC's team at a time of great opportunity for the industry as a whole and particularly for LOGIC and its trade partners. LOGIC is a leader in the space, and I'm looking forward to further enhancing the brand's presence in the United States."

With multiple industry leading patents, Livingston, N.J.-based LOGIC features technology that delivers a realistic smoking experience. Simulating the feeling and taste of a real cigarette, LOGIC provides a sensory experience that satisfies a smoker's addictive cravings for the nicotine, tobacco flavor, hand to mouth motion and vapor release, while avoiding 4,000 toxins that are in cigarettes, the company said.