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Hayward President and CEO Robert Davis to be featured on National Business Radio Program

06.10.2010

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Hayward® Industries, Inc. President and CEO Robert Davis will be the featured guest on The Growth Strategist™, a nationally known Internet radio program hosted by Aldonna Ambler.

The show will be broadcast on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 11 am ET, 8 am PT on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel (http://www.business.voiceamerica.com). During the program, Davis will be discussing: lessons learned from the 15 acquisitions he has led as the President and CEO of Hayward Industries; how to surface and evaluate opportunities; improve ROI; and best utilize outside advisors. Additionally, Davis shares the steps he and his management team employed to ensure growth for the New Jersey-based company.

Davis has been an integral part of Hayward for more than 30 years. Before being named president and CEO in 2003, he led the company's industrial business where he was responsible for the growth and strategic development of Hayward Filtration, the leading industrial filtration business with sales, research and production facilities in North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. For more than 20 years, Davis also pioneered the growth and development of Hayward Flow Control, the leading manufacturer of engineered thermoplastic pumps, valves, filters and automated flow control products.

Since taking responsibility for Hayward Pool Products, Davis and his senior management team embarked on a new growth strategy. With a renewed commitment to innovative product development and strategic acquisitions, the company positioned itself as the market leader in salt chlorination, automation, LED lighting, heat pumps and other critical product categories.

Most recently, under Davis’ leadership, Hayward launched a new commercial division in January 2010.

The Growth Strategist™ airs every Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET and runs for one hour. The show, which is a peer-to-peer-to-peer program that rotates through various industries, geographic locations and strategies, is interactive in that listeners can call or email questions to the host or guest.

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 Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets the Totally Hayward® System, a complete line of residential 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 TriStar®, Super Pump®, Pro Logic®, HeatPro®, SwimClear™, ColorLogic®, Aqua Rite®, Navigator®, Pool Vac Ultra®, Phantom®, 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.

About The Growth Strategist™
Known as The Growth Strategist™, Aldonna R. Ambler, CMC, CSP is an award winning entrepreneur, speaker at national business conferences and corporate annual meetings, author, and intermediary who helps midmarket companies obtain growth financing. Her consulting firm’s services include opportunity and resource analysis, organizational design, strategic working sessions, and executive coaching. Corporate clients have included IKON, AT&T, CertainTeed, H&R Block, Horizon BC/BS, Eastman Kodak, Bank One, Robert Wood Johnson, Bluegreen Resorts, Scott Paper, Knoll International, Resorts International, Caesars, and others.

Ambler was recently named the Lead Instructor for IBM’s Owners and Presidents Program serving IBM’s global network of business partners.

VoiceAmerica Business is one of three channels on the VoiceAmerica Network developed by Modavox, Inc. More information can be found at www.voiceamerica.com.



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