Altria Exec Leaves Tobacco Industry To Become CEO For A CBD Company

An executive at Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), the parent company of tobacco giant Phillip Morris, has left the industry for “greener” pastures.

This week, Humboldt County-based hemp brand Boldt Runners Corp. announced it has hired former Altria executive Peter Diatelevi as Chief Executive Officer.

As Altria’s former vice president of regional sales and vice president of sales operations, Diatelevi has extensive experience in customer service and supply chain logistics, as well as trade marketing, sales analytics, sales infrastructure, and state and trade relations.

Going Smokeless

Boldt Runners Corp. is the exclusive licensee and manufacturer of Cannadips CBD, a tobacco-free hemp CBD pouch marketed as an alternative to nicotine-based smokeless pouches. Founded in 2016, the brand has …

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