LONDON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The Gamucci Corporation Ltd today announced the creation of a new Scientific Products Division and the appointment of Adrian Marshall as Divisional CEO. It has been established to set the benchmark for innovation and quality in the electronic cigarette industry and to ensure Gamucci products meet future regulatory requirements.
Adrian has a strong background and reputation in the tobacco and nicotine product sectors. He has previously held a number of senior roles with the British American Tobacco Group, including Director of BAT's Global Harm Reduction Programme, Managing Director of its nicotine products business Nicoventures Ltd, Group Head of Regulation and Corporate & Social Responsibility and Vice President Sales & Marketing in Japan.
Gamucci is committed to developing electronic cigarettes that receive Marketing Authorisation from the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK and other regulatory authorities in the EU and elsewhere. As an expert in the field Adrian will lead a team of specialists and expert advisors to develop new Gamucci products that will meet future regulatory requirements and provide smokers with the highest quality alternatives to tobacco cigarettes.
Tony Scanlan, CEO of Gamucci, said: "This new division will set the benchmark for quality and innovation. The rest of the sector will be challenged to meet our developments, which will continue to demonstrate that Gamucci is a technology leader. The Division will enable our products to meet and exceed the demands of regulatory agencies and assure our customers that Gamucci products are of the highest quality. As head of this exciting new division, Adrian will bring a wealth of knowledge to Gamucci and will add tremendous value as a member of the Board and Management team."
Adrian Marshall said: "I have been impressed with Gamucci's leadership in product design and their commitment, through their wholly owned factory, to developing and manufacturing the highest quality electronic cigarettes on the market today. I am delighted to be joining this ambitious and innovative business and look forward to working with the Board in capitalising on the many opportunities ahead."
Taz Sheikh, Director and Co-Founder of Gamucci, said: "We have raised the bar a number of times since our entry into the industry in 2007. Gamucci was responsible for developing the world's first disposable cigarette in 2008 and we have proprietary core cartomizer technology, which is now widely copied and for which we have secured a UK patent. Adrian's team will help to ensure that Gamucci continues to lead the industry through innovation and quality."
NOTES TO EDITORS
Wholly-owned by British entrepreneurs Taz and Umer Sheikh, Gamucci is a major player in the electronic cigarette sector worldwide. Headquartered in London, UK with warehouse and distribution facilities in Newbury, Berkshire, Gamucci has a wholly-owned manufacturing unit in Shenzhen China; its global sales office and back office operations in Bangalore, India; logistic centres in Europe, Asia and the USA and sales organisations in London, Ireland and Nashville Tennessee. The Gamucci Group is a pioneer in the development of electronic cigarettes, and introduced the first major brand to the European market in 2007. Its products are now sold in 55 countries worldwide.
Gamucci is the sole UK patent holder (with US patent pending) for its unique cartomizer technology, which includes the integrated electronic cigarette and refill.
The business currently employs some 400 staff worldwide. The majority are based in Shenzhen, China and in Bangalore, India.
Gamucci was voted best electronic cigarette brand at the Consumer Choice Awards in May 2014. The awards are based on the real views of consumers, who nominate and vote for products and services themselves.
Gamucci is the only electronic cigarette company in the UK to own its own factory, thereby ensuring end-to-end control of the supply chain and product integrity. Other companies in the category outsource product manufacturing to third parties.