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Hayward Industries Names New President and CEO

Hayward Industries, Inc., global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial pool equipment, announced that Kevin P. Holleran has been named president and CEO, effective immediately. Holleran succeeds Clark Hale, who departs after a seven-year tenure with the company. Holleran will also join Hayward’s board of directors.

“Hayward is a global market leader with an exceptional brand and track record of innovation spanning many decades,” Holleran says. “I am thrilled to join this talented team and view this as a unique opportunity to help accelerate growth at an already very strong company.”

Holleran has nearly 30 years of experience in commercial and management positions across a number of industrial focused end markets. Most recently, Holleran served as president and CEO Textron’s industrial segment since 2016, and the company’s specialized vehicles segment for nine years before that. Holleran also held a number of management positions at Ingersoll Rand and Terex Corporation across the sales, marketing and product management functions. He holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

“We are excited to welcome Kevin to the Hayward team and are confident he is the right person to lead the next phase of the company’s growth,” says Mark McFadden, managing director at CCMP Capital and board member of Hayward. “We thank Clark Hale for his leadership in transitioning Hayward from family ownership and laying a strong foundation for growth.”

“Kevin is a talented executive and an ideal fit to drive our strategic growth plan at Hayward given his combination of leadership abilities, commercial background and proven track record growing multi-channel manufacturing businesses,” says Kevin Brown, senior managing director at MSD Partners and board member of Hayward. “We believe Kevin can hit the ground running on the execution of our key growth initiatives, and we are very pleased to have him leading the Hayward team.”

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