RJ Reynolds appoints new GC after management overhaul

RJ Reynolds Tobacco, the second-largest tobacco company in the US, has appointed Martin Holton as general counsel.

The company and its parent, Reynolds America Inc, have undergone a series of top-level personnel changes in recent months.

Julia Lambeth was appointed executive vice president and general counsel to the parent company in August. Lambeth replaced Chales Blixt, who retired to take a position with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

Holton joined RJR Tobacco in 2002 as assistant general counsel for litigation. He and Lambeth will report to RJR Tobacco president Lynn Beasley, who is herself to retire and be replaced by Daniel Delen in the New Year.

RJ Reynolds Tobacco makes brands including Camel, Kool and Winston.