Scanlan is an experienced international manager who has spent his career building businesses in the tobacco, mobile phone and of late the e-cigarette sectors.
Having spent many years at Rothmans International, where he built brands and sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Scanlan looked for business opportunities to suit his talent. He built a business in the emerging mobile phone e-transaction space, which grew to a turnover of €65 million ($71.93 million) within three years and sold to investors within five.
As e-cigarettes started to emerge as a serious option for consumers, he joined a fast-growing manufacturer and led it to become a leading brand in the U.K. market and No. 2 in Ireland.
The U.K. vaping market is growing at a tremendous pace as technology improves and more mainstream consumers are attracted to vaping, according to Madvapes.
The current retail environment is beginning to mature, giving ideal conditions for Madvapes to establish a chain of corporate owned and franchised stores across the country.
“Having owned a retail franchise myself I am fully aware of the success criteria and am confident the U.S. model will fit very well in the U.K. and Ireland,” said Scanlan.
“We welcome Tony to the Madvapes team, we have tremendous confidence in his experience and ability to lead our brand in the U.K. and beyond,” said Mark Kehaya, chairman of Madvapes Holdings.