Skip to main content

Hayward Appoints Senior Vice President, Chief Global Operations Officer

Eric Sejourne brings more than 30 years of experience managing global operations and supply chains

Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HAYW) (“Hayward” or the “Company”), a global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and technology, announced today the appointment of Eric Sejourne as Senior Vice President and Chief Global Operations Officer, effective April 15, 2024.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

Eric Sejourne, SVP and Chief Global Operations Officer of Hayward Holdings, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Eric Sejourne, SVP and Chief Global Operations Officer of Hayward Holdings, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Sejourne will oversee all integrated operations activities across the Company’s global enterprise, including manufacturing, distribution, sourcing, materials management, quality, and environment, health and safety.

He succeeds John Collins who was appointed as Hayward’s Chief Commercial Officer in December 2023.

Sejourne will use his more than 30 years of experience in global operations, lean manufacturing and supply chain management to build on Hayward’s long-term vision and strategy for a world-class end-to-end supply chain.

“Eric is joining our company at a pivotal juncture, as operations continue to normalize post-pandemic, amidst ongoing cost inflation and global events that stress the efficacy of integrated supply chains," said Kevin Holleran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hayward. “His role is crucial, as our operations are so vital to our success. Manufacturing and distribution have historically been competitive advantages for Hayward, and I have full confidence we will continue to flourish under Eric’s leadership.”

Sejourne joins Hayward from Assa Abloy, where he has worked for the last 15 years. Most recently, Sejourne served as Chief Operations Officer of the Americas Division.

“Hayward has a strong reputation as an innovator and a proud history of making high-quality products. I am looking forward to meeting the talented people throughout the company’s global operations whose hard work built that strong reputation,” Sejourne said. “I can’t wait to join the team.”

Prior to his time at Assa Abloy, Sejourne was a vice president at Watts Water Technology, where he was responsible for developing the strategy for the company’s manufacturing footprint. He also helped establish the company’s program management office and continuous improvement operating system.

Sejourne also worked at Ingersoll-Rand, where he started his career in the manufacturing management training program and eventually rose through the ranks to general manager of operations for the Northeast within the company’s Security Technologies division.

Sejourne holds a master’s degree in manufacturing systems engineering and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University. In addition, he earned a second master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He speaks French fluently and has spent significant time working outside of the United States.

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™.


Data & News supplied by
Stock quotes supplied by Barchart
Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes.
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.