Philip Morris USA

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Philip Morris USA is the largest tobacco company in the United States. It is owned by Altria.1
It owns almost 50% of the US cigarette market. Its brands include Marlboro, Parliament, Virginia Slims, Basic and L&M. The company also manufactures and markets Marlboro Snus, a smokeless tobacco.2
Since 2008, Philip Morris USA has been a separate company to Philip Morris International. In 2007, Altria announced that it was going to separate the Philip Morris’ US and international operations. According to Associated Press, the move would “clear the international tobacco business from the legal and regulatory constraints facing its domestic counterpart, Philip Morris USA”.3 The spin-off was completed in 2008.4

Employees: Past and Present

K.C. Crosthwaite became the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Philip Morris USA in April 2017.5
A full list of the company’s leadership team can be accessed at Philip Morris USA’s website.
Other persons that currently work for, or have previously been employed with, the company:
Martin J. Barrington William Gifford Craig Schwartz Cliff Fleet Martin King

Relevant Link

Philip Morris USA homepage


  1. Philip Morris USA, Home page, undated, accessed 19 February 2012
  2. Philip Morris USA website, Market information, undated, accessed 19 February 2012
  3. Associated Press, ‘Altria to spin off Philip Morris International’, MSNBC website, 29 August 2007, accessed 19 February 2012
  4. Altria website, Our history, undated, accessed 19 February 2012
  5. J.R. Blackwell, Philip Morris USA has new top executive, Richmond Times, 2 June 2017, accessed June 2017
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