London, August 2021 – Lottery industry veteran Art Kiuttu joins the ABACUS Solutions North American team as a sales consultant.
ABACUS Solutions International Group (ABACUS) is pleased to announce it is strengthening its position in the Lottery industry by executing a consulting services contract with Art Kiuttu.
Art brings a wealth of lottery and lottery vendor experience to Abacus. Art began his lottery career as a Sales Representative with the Oregon Lottery. He then served as Regional Sales Manager and was promoted to Sales Manager where he managed sales teams, corporate accounts, retail incentive programs, retailer training, retail merchandising, technical support and served as marketing liaison. Art transitioned to marketing and worked as Marketing Manager and Product Manager and provided lead roles in research, promotions, and merchandising. Art had a 10-year stint on the vendor side, as a Regional VP for Scientific games and Regional Director for IGT, working with lotteries in Australia, Canada, and the US. Art returned to the Oregon Lottery as a sales and marketing executive, responsible for business development, corporate accounts, and director of products. Art has worked as a consultant in the lottery industry for 4 years. Art received the NASPL Powers Award in 1993 for his work with multiple game marketing and the creation of the in-counter dispenser.
Art said: “I have been an advocate for Abacus and have followed their progress for several years. I am proud and honored to be a part of such a progressive and innovative team. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to help bring this world class solution to benefit retailers and lotteries in North America.”
Simon Butler, CEO of ABACUS, said: “Art is a great addition to the US team with many years lottery experience working with both the vendor community as well as with lotteries. We are delighted he could see the opportunity with Abacus and our leading edge technologies in the in-lane space and we look forward in making further progress with the North American lotteries and retailers working with our solutions. “