Carlos O. Torano

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Carlos Octavio Toraño
Born July 12, 1967
Miami, Florida
Alma mater B.S., University of Florida, 1985
J.D., Florida State University, 1992
Known for President of Toraño Cigars and Central America Tobacco

Carlos Octavio Toraño (born July 12, 1967), nicknamed Charlie Toraño, is a cigar manufacturer and president of both Toraño Cigars and Central America Tobacco.


Toraño was born in Miami, Florida,[1] and graduated from Christopher Columbus High School, a private Roman Catholic preparatory school located in Miami, in 1985. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was an active member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity (Alpha Epsilon Chapter), and received his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1989. He later went to the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida, and received his law degree in 1992.

Toraño started work as an attorney at the South Florida law firm of Holland & Knight in 1992. In June 1996, he joined his family cigar-manufacturing business as the company vice-president.[2] In June 2005, Toraño became the president of Toraño Cigars, succeeding his father.[3]

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  1. ^ Bob Ashley, "Charlie Toraño, President, Toraño Cigars: Making a Name," Smoke Magazine (Summer 2007). Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  2. ^ David Savona, "An Interview with Charlie Torano Archived February 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.," Cigar Aficionado (August 14, 2009). Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "Torano Cigars names new president," Tobacco Retailer (June 1, 2005).