A-B Exec Makes Jump to E-Cigarette Maker

Published in CSP Daily News

Gaines named chief customer officer for Logic Technology

Tony Gaines

LIVINGSTON, N.J. -- LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced the addition of Tony Gaines to its executive team. In his role as chief customer officer, Gaines will provide comprehensive insight on customer relations and strategy to maximize customer acquisition, retention and profitability for LOGIC Technology.

"This is an exciting time for LOGIC, having recently secured the No. 2 spot in the category, according to Nielsen, and we are thrilled to bring Tony on as part of our executive team," said Miguel Martin, president of LOGIC Technology. "We believe his addition, as well as other recent executive hires, will better position LOGIC to meet the increasing demands of this rapidly growing and exciting category."

Gaines is a consumer-packaged-goods-industry veteran with more than 22 years of wholesaler and customer sales experience within the drug, dollar and convenience channels. Previously, Gaines was with Anheuser-Busch as vice president of sales, small format, where he led the drug, convenience and dollar channel customer teams. Prior to Anheuser-Busch, Gaines was with E&J Gallo Wine Co. as the national director, customer development in charge of the convenience channel, as well as served in management roles and several wholesaler positions.

"I am excited about the opportunity to leverage my experience and existing relationships to further expand LOGIC's presence," said Gaines. "I believe the combination of this high-margin, successful product and the country's largest wholesalers and retailers creates a scenario of long-term growth for all parties."

Along with his new role at LOGIC Technology, Tony will continue his work as a NACS Supplier Board Member and NACSPAC and Research Committee Member, while continuing to act as an ambassador to the industry.

LOGIC e-cigarettes are available in disposable and rechargeable versions and available at convenience stores nationwide as well as on the company's website.

LOGIC is the leader in premium electronic cigarettes, offering a smarter alternative to smoking tobacco products. With multiple industry leading patents, LOGIC sets itself apart by featuring revolutionary technology that delivers the most 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.