Hayward Holdings appoints chief global operations officer

Pool equipment company Hayward Holdings Inc has appointed Eric Sejourne as Senior Vice President and Chief Global Operations Officer.

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

Sejourne will oversee all integrated operations activities across Hayward Holdings’ 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 joins Hayward from Assa Abloy, where he has worked for the last 15 years, serving most recently as chief operations officer of the Americas Division.

“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 CEO 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.”

“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,” said Sejourne. “I can’t wait to join the team.”

Sejourne brings more than 30 years of experience managing global operations and supply chains to Hayward Holdings. Prior to 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.

He also worked at Ingersoll-Rand, where he started his career in the manufacturing management training program.

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.