Old American Insurance Company has hired John Alderton to be vice president of sales.[@@]

Alderton will succeed Jim Holmes, who is retiring, according to Old American, which is a unit of Kansas City Life Insurance Company, Kansas City, Mo.

Alderton previously was assistant vice president of life and annuity sales at Oxford Life Insurance Company, Phoenix. He holds the Life Underwriter Training Council professional designation.

Old American sells funeral insurance and charitable giving arrangements to consumers ages 50 to 85.