Clark Hale Named Hayward Industries President, Chief Operating Officer

The former leader of Brooks Instrument, Victaulic Company and Emerson Electric division to oversee global operations.


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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ (October 8, 2012) –Clark R. Hale has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Hayward Industries, the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world.

Clark HaleHale has an impressive 25-year portfolio of executive experience with such companies as Brooks Instrument, Victaulic Company, and Emerson Electric. Now at Hayward's Berkeley Heights, NJ headquarters, he will oversee the global business operations of the company's complete line of innovative, energy-efficient solutions for residential and commercial pools and spas.

Hayward Chief Executive Officer Robert Davis said, "We look forward to Clark's leadership along with the Hayward team to meet our industry's challenges for more sophisticated products and new market opportunities both domestically and globally."

Most recently, Hale served as President and CEO of Brooks Instrument, where he was responsible for leading all global operations for the leading industrial flow measurement and control business. Previously, Clark was Executive Vice President of Victaulic Company, a manufacturer of specialty mechanical piping systems, where he served for six years. Additionally, during a 17-year career with Emerson Electric, he held a number of operational leadership positions before being named Division President of ASCO Valve – U. S. and Copeland Refrigeration.

Hale holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University.

About Hayward Pool Products
Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries Inc., is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world. Headquartered in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets the Totally Hayward® System, a full line of residential and commercial pool equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, sanitization, automation, lighting, safety and energy solutions.

The company, which has built its brand on innovation, energy-efficiency, safety and reliability, includes such brands as Salt & Swim™, EcoStar®, TriStar®, SuperPump®, ProLogic®, AquaConnect®, HeatPro®, ColorLogic®, AquaRite®, Navigator® Pro, PoolVac XL™, TigerShark®, among others. Hayward products are sold through a network of distributors and 3,000 Totally Hayward Dealer Partners throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, contact Hayward at (908) 351-5400 or visit