Prime Time International Names VP of Sales

Klein was previously with U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, National Tobacco

PHOENIX -- Prime Time International Co. Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of tobacco products and its subsidiary company 21st Century Brands LLC, a distributor of e6 6-hour energy shots, has named Robert (Bob) Klein as its vice president of sales.

In this position, Klein will oversee both companies' sales operations and will be responsible for growing sales, building distribution channels, creating merchandising solutions and optimizing sales performance.

He will be based in Phoenix.

Klein brings 24 years of experience in the tobacco industry. He held the position of regional sales manager for National Tobacco Co. for almost two years, and prior to that, he worked for U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. for 22 years in several sales management roles.

"Klein's consistent record of building business, maximizing market opportunities, executing change and reenergizing sales performance are key elements in the future growth of the company. We are pleased to announce the addition of Bob Klein to the Prime Time Family," said Jim Emery, president of Prime Time International.

Prime Time International manufactures tobacco products in its Stantonsburg, N.C., plant. 21st Century Brands outsources the manufacturing of its energy shot product. The companies' corporate office is located in Phoenix, and they distribute their tobacco and nontobacco products both nationally and internationally from their two locations.

The company's tobacco brands include Prime Time, Prime Time Select, Happy Hour, PT Rillos, PT Mini Rillos, PT Blunts, Smoker's Choice, Sparrow and Blunt Master.

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