This is a discussion on Tatuaje section on CigarLive.com within the Meet the Manufacturer forums, part of the Cigar Specialty Forums category; Welcome Pete. My question when can I meet you and discuss my obsession with your line and maybe sneak a ...
adamsdb said "...I figured I would get some canned response from someone in his PR department... I got an email back from Pete himself explaining the story behind the choice of logos and some more information about the cigars."
Pete IS the PR department. Hell, up until about 6 months ago, I called Pete direct on his cell to place orders. I know he's very busy these days, so I talk to his right hand man, Andy most of the time. Andy's awesome, and keeps me filled in on what's in and out of stock and when stuff is arriving.
Let me say something to those that have never met Pete Johnson. I had him at our shop for our 10th Anniversary Cigar Dinner last October (along with 7 other cigar company owners). He is a regular Joe. For someone who arguably has the hottest brand in the cigar world today, he is very down-to-earth. He's easy to talk to, great to joke with, has great stories to tell, loves the Red Sox, and he is also very humble about his success. He is exactly the kind of guy you'd want to herf with.
Pete, you are welcomed in Knoxville anytime, brother. Thank you for all you have done for me over the last few years. Especially for La Maravilla and attending our dinner. I am eagerly looking forward to La Riqueza, too. Keep up the good work.
He told me he would be traveling but would post when he could. Thank you guys for the warm welcoming for Pete. Now he will know he has lots of fans here!
Thank you again for welcoming me. By the response, I believe I should stick around here for a while.
As Daniel mentioned I am traveling way too much right now but I wanted to give you guys a shout out before I left the Country for the next two weeks. I want to make sure you know that I am not ignoring you guys.....
Anyways, If you have any question I will try to answer in a few weeks...