Hayward Holdings, Inc., a global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and outdoor living technology, proudly announces the appointment of his new Vice President and General Manager, Europe & Rest of the World. This appointment marks a new stage for the company.

A new chapter for Hayward

Darío Vicario succeeds Fernando Blasco. Hayward expresses its sincere gratitude for his many contributions and for the progress made in international markets under his leadership.

Darío Vicario brings extensive experience from his previous leadership roles, most recently serving as CEO at Azkoyen Group. Prior positions include CEO of Thyssenkrupp Elevator for Iberia and Africa, as well as executive roles at Gunnebo, Goodyear, Dunlap and Bridgestone, among others. He holds a master's degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an executive master's in business administration from IESE Business School at the University of Navarra.

"I am incredibly excited to join Hayward and lead our business across Europe and international markets," Darío Vicario expressed. "It's a privilege to be part of a company that sets industry standards, and I am eager to leverage my experience to expand our market presence and reinforce our commitment to innovation and customer service in these regions."

"We are thrilled to welcome Darío to our team," stated Kevin Holleran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hayward Holdings, Inc. "His diverse backgrounds and proven track records of success will undoubtedly strengthen our leadership team, propelling us toward new heights of innovation and growth. This marks an exciting chapter for Hayward, and we are incredibly eager to continue on this journey together, driving our business forward with passion and purpose."

Darío Vicario will be based in the Company's European headquarters near Madrid, Spain. He will report directly to Kevin Holleran.