“Latham is on an exciting growth journey and Jeff’s extensive experience will help us grow our brand, enhance our product offering and deliver the best service and quality in residential inground pools and products in the industry.”
LATHAM, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 21, 2020
Latham Pool Products Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of inground residential swimming pools and accessories, is proud to announce that Jeff Leake has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and officially joined the executive leadership team on June 29. Jeff will bolster the leadership team and use his vast knowledge of operations to further Latham’s capabilities across our Fiberglass, autocover and in ground vinyl liner packaged pool product categories. In this new role, he will report directly to Latham President and CEO, Scott Rajeski, and provide executive leadership to Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain/Procurement and Logistics.
Rajeski explains, “Latham is on an exciting growth journey and Jeff’s extensive experience will help us grow our brand, enhance our product offering and deliver the best service and quality in residential inground pools and products in the industry.”
Jeff has held many notable executive management positions, most recently serving as the EVP Integrated Supply Chain at Curt Holdings (a division of Lippert Components). He has integrated supply chain management experience in automotive, consumer products, industrial and consulting industries, with applications in make/configure-to-order, engineer-to-order and make-to-stock businesses. He is also experienced at developing and executing strategies aligned with best-in-class performance in all facets of the supply chain, including sourcing/supplier development, customer service, operational excellence, working capital management, and global logistics.
Jeff holds a Master of Science in Administration in Operations Research and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Production/Operations Management both from Central Michigan University. He also completed executive leadership training at Duke University and holds multiple professional certifications, including Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Inventory Resource Manager (CIRM), Constraint Management and Demand Flow.
“I am thrilled to join the Latham team and add to the amazing things taking place at our more than 20 locations across North America,” said Leake, who started with the company on June 29. “The company has done a great job setting up a solid foundation for success. I’m looking forward to putting in the extra work to take it to the next level for our customers.”