Steve Sandman has joined Pixotine Products as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
A leader in the tobacco industry for over 30 years, Steve joined Republic Tobacco North America in 2007, becoming President/COO in 2012. Prior to that, Steve led Altadis Tobacco/Consolidated Cigar sales organization from 1999 to 2007 (before being acquired by Imperial Tobacco, now Imperial Brands in 2008).
Known for years as “The Sandman,” Steve has been a frequent contributor to and participant in industry media and association conferences.
“We are extremely excited and energized to have Steve join our team as COO,” said Evan Grossman, Pixotine Nicotine Toothpicks Founder and CEO. “Steve’s expertise, exceptional reputation and credibility is recognized throughout the industry and will guide Pixotine’s growth in the Modern Oral Nicotine Alternative (MONA) category where retailers, wholesalers and consumers are looking for leadership and profitable options.”
Pixotine nicotine toothpicks are compact and portable, with a sleek design that fits snugly in a pocket or wallet. At retail, Pixotine nicotine toothpicks are sold in high quality plastic packages with 15 toothpicks per pack, merchandised at the front end with three-tier tower countertop display or behind the counter.
One hundred percent tobacco free, Pixotine Nicotine Toothpicks are FDA registered and fully compliant, while being infused with high-quality USP grade natural nicotine extract, vegetable glycerin and flavors.
“I am very excited to join the Pixotine team,” said Steve Sandman. “Alternative nicotine products are growing rapidly, and Pixotine has shown incredible acceptance from consumers, while retailers are really excited about the margins on these products. This is not only a great opportunity to help successfully build out Pixotine across the country, but it’s truly exciting to have the retail community embrace such a unique and functional product as the category changes and evolves.”