Hayward Industries on Monday named a new president and chief executive officer as Clark Hale leaves the company after seven years in the role.
In addition to joining the Elizabeth-based manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial pool equipment as lead executive, Kevin Holleran also joins the company board of directors.
Holleran brings nearly three decades of experience in commercial and management positions with him, Hayward said, most recently having served as president and CEO of the $4 billion Trexton Industrial Segment. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Trexton Specialized Vehicles for nine years, where he found success in growing revenue and profitability through acquisitions and organic growth, according to Hayward.
During his time at the helm, Hale led Hayward from a family-owned business to a private equity-backed company and guided the acquisitions and integrations of businesses including Kripsol, Sugar Valley, Paramount Leisure Industries and ConnectedYard.
“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,” Kevin Brown, senior managing director at MSD Partners and board member of Hayward, said in a prepared statement. “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.”