Hayward Announces Promotion of Tom Dissinger to Vice President of Channel Management

Hayward Announces Promotion of Tom Dissinger to Vice President of Channel Management

Dissinger will lead the development and implementation of US channel policy, business plans, customer-segment management concepts, and key customer growth initiatives

Tom Dissinger

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – March 18, 2022 – Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HAYW) (“Hayward”), a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and technology, announces that Tom Dissinger has been promoted to Vice President of Channel Management.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work directly with our customers for the vast majority of my professional career,” Tom said. “Creating business partnerships that focus on mutual, sustainable growth has always been a fundamental goal. Hayward has a long history of product innovation and meeting the high expectations of our customers. I’m looking forward to building on this reputation in my new role."

Dissinger will lead the company’s Channel Team, which oversees Hayward’s wholesale distribution, builder, e-commerce and retail segments. He will lead the development and implementation of US channel policy, business plans, customer-segment management concepts, and key customer growth initiatives. In his new role, Dissinger will collaborate with Hayward's functional business leaders in Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Customer Care, Finance, and Manufacturing to drive the company's share and revenue growth. He will report to Rick Roetken, President of North America.

“Tom’s years of relationships across all channels in the pool industry makes him uniquely qualified for this role. He is a great leader who has built teams that have handled high-stakes assignments and created new partnerships, programs and company policies, all of which have been key to Hayward’s growth. I’m looking forward to seeing him thrive in this new role,” Roetken said.

Dissinger joined Hayward in 1998 and has held a variety of roles with the company. He served for more than a decade as the Southeast Regional Sales Manager, where he built a team that transformed Hayward’s position in that market. During his tenure, he has managed some of the company’s largest direct accounts and for the last three years, has served as Director of National Accounts.

Dissinger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from SUNY Buffalo. His new role will be located at the company’s new corporate offices in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About Hayward Holdings, Inc.

Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HAYW) is a leading global designer and manufacturer of pool equipment and technology all key to the SmartPad™ conversion strategy designed to provide a superior outdoor living experience. Hayward offers a full line of innovative, energy-efficient and sustainable residential and commercial pool equipment, including a complete line of advanced pumps, filters, heaters, automatic pool cleaners, LED lighting, internet of things (IoT) enabled controls, alternate sanitizers and water features.

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