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Hayward Promotes Mike Huppert to Product Manager of Parts, White Goods

07.26.2010

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Hayward Pool Products announced the promotion of Mike Huppert from Western Regional Technical Service Manager to Product Manager – Parts & White Goods. Huppert, who will be based in Hayward's Clemmons, N.C. facility, assumes responsibility for strategically leading Hayward's rapidly changing parts and white goods business, which includes plastic components used in new pool construction.

Vice President, Product Management Kevin Potucek said, "Mike will play a critical role in supporting Hayward's business development efforts and will draw from his industry experience of over 30 years to advance the company's corporate strategy. He has an exceptional understanding of pool construction, equipment and parts management for both concrete and vinyl pools. In fact, prior to his 10 years on the distribution side of the industry, he managed his own pool service and repair business."

In 2000, Huppert joined Hayward as a Technical Service Area Manager. He was promoted to Western Regional Technical Service Manager in 2006. Prior to Hayward, Huppert served as Branch and Operation Manager for Superior Pool Products and South Central Pool Supply.

Huppert is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Management.

"Parts is a broad and important business, touching each Hayward facility," Potucek said. "Mike will be working closely with the marketing team in New Jersey, as well as the product management, engineering and operations teams in all Hayward locations."

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.



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