Washington, D.C., March 15, 2010 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) announced the winners of the 2009 John Whitaker
Award and 2010 State Leadership Awards during the first day of the association’s annual Legislative Action Summit (LAS).
Hans Disch, vice president, general manager of lodging for domestic North America and Latin America, Dometic, LLC, received the 2009 John Whitaker Award, which is presented to an outstanding hotel supplier for their dedication to and innovation within the industry.
This annual honor is named for a long-time hospitality veteran who served as international sales manager for SICO America, Inc., who died suddenly in 2007. Disch was selected for the honor by his peers on the AH&LA Allied Executive Council."It's an honor to win this award," said Disch. "It means a lot, especially because John was a personal friend of mine. I'm very grateful."