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Jeld-Wen Names new Exeuctive Vice President

Jas S. Hayes Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. appointed Jas S. Hayes as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective June 1. Hayes most recently served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary for Jeld-Wen. He succeeds Roya Behnia, who previously announced her intention to retire from the company in July. 

"Since joining Jeld-Wen in 2018, Jas has been an invaluable business partner, a trusted advisor and a highly regarded leader across our global operations," says CEO William J. Christensen. "I'm excited that Jas will join our senior leadership team, and we will benefit from his strong legal and business expertise as we continue to simplify and streamline Jeld-Wen for all stakeholders."

20 years of experience

Hayes brings more than 20 years of legal experience as in-house counsel for publicly traded global companies. Prior to joining Jeld-Wen, he worked at Axalta Coating Systems as assistant general counsel for corporate and global operations and served as the North America general counsel and chief compliance officer.

He also spent 11 years at Ricoh USA Inc., ultimately serving as vice president and associate general counsel.

"I'm honored to lead our talented global legal team at a pivotal time in Jeld-Wen’s history as we strengthen the foundation of our business while positioning the company for long-term success," says Hayes. "I look forward to working closely with the senior leadership team to help deliver on Jeld-Wen’s full potential."