Turning Point Brands has promoted Graham A. Purdy to chief operating officer.
Since joining the company in 2004, Purdy has held a range of leadership positions. Among other accomplishments, he built and ran the company’s sales organization, launched the Nu-X new product development engine and led transaction teams for many of the company’s strategic initiatives.
In his new role as chief operating officer, Purdy will oversee the day-to-day operations of the business.
“I have worked with Graham for the past 15 years. He has great intuition for the consumer, anticipates new market trends and builds strong internal processes to capitalize on those growth opportunities,” said Larry Wexler, president and chief executive of Turning Point Brands.
“I am eager and excited to help build upon the company’s legacy of success,” said Purdy. “Moving forward, we intend to accelerate the momentum behind our Stoker’s MST brand, broaden the iconic ZIG-ZAG portfolio and provide adult consumers with a broad range of exciting new products in the burgeoning actives market.”