Daniel J. Herko , , , Executive Vice President - Research and Development of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Executive Vice President of RAI Services Company
Daniel J. Herko was appointed executive vice president of research and development at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and executive vice president of RAI Services Company, managing regulatory oversight for RAI's subsidiaries, on Oct. 1 2015.
Prior to this, he was senior vice president of research and development at R.J. Reynolds.
Herko joined R.J. Reynolds in 1980 in the manufacturing division.
After holding a variety of production positions in manufacturing, he became research and development international brand manager in 1992.
In 2000, he joined Japan Tobacco International in Geneva, Switzerland, following the sale of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp.'s international tobacco business to Japan Tobacco.
In 2002, Herko
returned to R.J. Reynolds
as director of product development in the company's R&D department.
He was promoted to senior director of product development in 2005, and became vice president of reduced risk and applied development in R&D the following year.
current position in March 2008.
He serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Inc. in Winston-Salem.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Herko holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from High Point University and a master's degree in business administration from Wake Forest University.