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Thomas Edwin Sandefur
— President/COO of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. —
Sandefur worked for twenty years for RJ Reynolds Tobacco, then transfered over to Brown & Williamson in 1982 as the Vice President in charge of its International Marketing. In 1985 he rose to the level of President and Chief Operating Office when British-American Tobacco brought Raymond Pritchard over from England as the company's CEO and Chairman.
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1964–82: Sales and Marketing with RJ Reynolds domestic cigarette sales, and also with its International.
1982–95: (June) He was President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Brown & Williamson (B&W) working under Raymond J Pritchard (Chairman and CEO), an English executive brought in by British-American Tobacco.
1991 /E: Philip Morris report on the Importance of Tobacco.
Biog: President and COO, Brown & Williamson. Aged 52
Education: Georgia Southern University
Experience: - RJR and BAT
- 1964-76, Sales & Mktg . positions, RJR Tobacco
- 1976-79, Sr. VP Advertising & Brand Mgmt., RJRT
- 1979-82, Sr. VP RJR International
- 1982-84, Sr. VP Int'l Mktg. — Brown & Williamson
- 1984-85, Exec, VP - Brown & Williamson
- 1985- , President, COO, Brown & Williamson
1994 Dec 14: The Department of Justice was formally asked to investigate various members of the tobacco industry for fraud, and for the statements made about nicotine not being addictive. This was the attempt to charge them with criminal conspiracy; RICO [racketeering] violations, false claims and unpaid taxes.
1995 June: He retired from B&W.
2000 March: AG&M listing of those responsible West Virginia Class Action