Lou Maiellano is a broadly experienced marketing/sales manager with significant credentials in the convenience store and tobacco business. Expertise includes, innovative marketing initiatives, store management/operations, profit improvement, negotiating skills, effective new program and product rollouts and building and maintaining productive vendor relationships. He is known for industry leadership, communication skills, team building and ability to energize every organization he has managed. Currently, he is President of TAZ Marketing & Consulting Group which helps clients improve their competitive advantage and profitability through executable marketing solutions, specializing in the tobacco industry.
He is an active member of the retail, wholesale and manufacturing industry attending conferences and advisory committees. His expertise is often sought by industry publications, industry analysts and his knowledge of the Convenience Store industry and Tobacco industry is always fresh and innovative. His expertise also includes significant research capabilities that have influenced many organizations and their marketing initiatives. He speaks throughout the US on the tobacco industry and its future with a focus on “reduced harm” and “new age tobacco products”. He along with other industry partners developed the award winning tobacco friendly blog www.tobaccotoday.info which provides insight into the world of tobacco.