Distinguished LLC, a New York, N.Y.-based group of entrepreneurial businesses serving the insurance industry, has acquired American Hole ‘n One (AHNO), a global hole-in-one and event promotions company.
In tandem with the AHNO acquisition, Distinguished LLC will also acquire AHNO’s sister company, Worldwide Hole ‘n One Ltd., based in the U.K.
American Hole ‘n One has a team that offers 30 years of industry expertise, said Distinguished CEO Jeremy Hitzig in a company press release.
Hitzig added in the release that by adding process improvements, additional marketing, IT and sales experience along with Distinguished’s management expertise, Distinguished hopes to continue to build on AHNO’s success and grow the business substantially.
According to company estimates, a small percentage of the estimated 350,000 annual golf tournaments in the U.S. currently use promotional prizes. AHNO represents a majority of that existing market.
Mark Kissick has been tasked with expanding that market share as AHNO’s new president. Kissick most recently served as president of York Programs and senior vice president at York Risk Services Group.
He brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to his new role, focusing on the financial results, segment growth, marketing strategy, business development and client satisfaction for AHNO. Prior to his role at York, Kissick held management and executive positions with a national underwriter and financial services company and two of its subsidiaries.
Mick Luckhurst, a former placekicker for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons from 1981 until 1988, launched AHNO’s U.K. operations, Worldwide, in 1995, and expanded AHNO to operate in all 50 U.S. states. He will now serve as chairman.
In addition to serving on the Distinguished Programs board of advisors, Luckhurst will serve on the executive committee of AHNO and help the team build its strategy, expand relationships and find new opportunities to grow the business.
Source: Distinguished LLC
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