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Hayward Announces Leadership Transition

John Collins named Chief Commercial Officer

CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 04, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HAYW) ("Hayward"), a global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool and outdoor living technology, announced today the promotion of John Collins to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective immediately. In his new role, John will lead the Company’s sales, marketing, customer service and product management teams in North America, as well as the global industrial Flow Control business.

Collins has served as Hayward’s Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer since May 2022. Prior to joining Hayward, Collins was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of E-Z-GO for Textron Specialized Vehicles, Inc. In this role, John led global sales, product management, business strategy and brand development for Textron’s E-Z-GO and Cushman vehicle lines. Throughout Collins’ career, he has served in several leadership positions with Textron, including Vice President roles in Consumer Products, Parts & Services and Integrated Supply Chain, as well as Director of Sourcing and Plant Manager.

"John’s exceptional leadership as Hayward’s Chief Supply Chain Officer has been pivotal in shaping our global supply chain activities," said Hayward’s President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Holleran. "His strategic vision and contributions to facility sizing in 2023 were instrumental in achieving remarkable service levels and gross margins amid challenging conditions. Over his 18 months with Hayward, John actively connected with our dealers and distributors, solidifying his deep familiarity with the pool business."

"As Hayward continues to transform the experience of water through exceptional products, outstanding service and innovative technology, I look forward to identifying new market opportunities, building strategic partnerships and optimizing overall customer engagement," said Collins.

As part of the strategic leadership transition, Hayward has announced the departure of Rick Roetken, President of North America. Hayward has conveyed sincere appreciation for Mr. Roetken’s contributions during his tenure with the Company. This pivotal phase marks a significant chapter in Hayward’s journey, propelling the Company forward and fostering innovation in the pool industry.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is used in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A reader can identify forward-looking statements because they are not limited to historical fact, they address future events, developments or results, or they are preceded by, followed by or include words such as (and without limitation) "believe, "anticipate," plan," "expect," "opportunities," "continue," or "look forward," and similar expressions. Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in or implied by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors disclosed under "Risk Factors" in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 28, 2023. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by these and other cautionary statements that the Company makes from time to time in its SEC filings and public communications. Hayward cannot assure the reader that it will realize the results or developments the Company anticipates or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the consequences or affect the Company or its operations in the way the Company expects. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation, and specifically disclaims any duty, to update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, the Company.

About Hayward Holdings, Inc.

Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HAYW) is a leading global designer and manufacturer of pool and outdoor living technology. With a mission to deliver exceptional products, outstanding service and innovative solutions to transform the experience of water, Hayward offers a full line of energy-efficient and sustainable residential and commercial pool equipment including pumps, filters, heaters, cleaners, sanitizers, LED lighting, and water features all digitally connected through Hayward’s intuitive IoT-enabled SmartPad™.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231204539428/en/

Contacts

Media Relations:
Tanya McNabb
tmcnabb@hayward.com

Investor Relations:
Kevin Maczka
kmaczka@hayward.com

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