Oscar House

The Board of Directors of U.S. Tobacco Cooperative (USTC), has named Oscar J. House, III chief executive officer and president. House joined USTC in January 2018 as the senior vice president of manufacturing at USTC’s manufacturing facility U.S Flue Cured Tobacco Growers in Timberlake, North Carolina. Prior to joining USTC, House was the director of operations for Phillip Morris International with oversight of the company’s Bogota, Colombia, operations. Prior to that, he served as the director of operations of PTHM Sampoerna in Jakarta, Indonesia. House has also held multiple management roles at Liggett Group.

“Oscar House is an excellent selection for this role,” said Jimmy Hill, chairman of USTC. “The Cooperative has a strong legacy of proudly delivering exceptional service and products to our customers, and Mr. House is committed to that tradition.”

“I am excited to begin this new chapter,” said House. “I’m ready to lead USTC and its subsidiaries to new levels as we continue operations as a world-class leaf and consumer products organization.”

With solid record of leadership, operational experience and passion for tobacco, House will have responsibility for the day-to-day activities of the consolidated organization as well as the development and implementation of annual, long term and strategic plans. He will report directly to the USTC board of directors.

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