Hayward Holdings, Inc., global designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and technology, announced that Derek Spearman is joining the company as the VP of U.S. Manufacturing.
In this newly created role, Spearman will be responsible for all plant and planning operations for the company’s US-based plants.
“I am honored to join the Hayward team, and I look forward to continuing to build upon its solid foundation,” Spearman said. “Hayward is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the rapidly changing manufacturing environment thanks to its great business model and talented management team. This is a tremendous opportunity, and I am looking forward to making an impact."
Spearman is joining Hayward’s Global Operations Staff, which is led by SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer Donald Smith.
“Derek Spearman is joining Hayward in a new and vitally-important role where he will add additional experience, capacity and quality to what is already a world-class Operations team," Smith said. "Hayward will benefit greatly from Derek’s expertise in domestic and international operations leadership, Lean Manufacturing deployment, and strategic capacity and operational footprint design."
Spearman is joining Hayward after spending four years at Timken Company where he was the VP of Lovejoy Incorporated. At Timken, Spearman directed operations at five domestic and international plants staffed by more than 400 people, and he managed budgets exceeding $100 million.