Latham Pool Products Elects James E. Cline as Chairman

New Jim Cline

The Board of Latham Pool Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that James (Jim) E. Cline has been elected to chairman of the board. Mr. Cline succeeded former Chairman Mark Laven, who will continue as a director and has been elected vice chairman.

Mr. Cline has served as a non-executive director of Latham since March 2019. From August 2015 through April 2020, he was president and CEO of Trex Company, Inc., and since April 2020 has served as chairman of the board. Mr. Cline has held a number of senior roles within the manufacturing industry, including with Harsco GasServ, the gas technologies business group of Harsco Corporation.

“Since joining our board in 2019, Jim has made instrumental contributions to Latham given his significant commercial expertise,” says Scott Rajeski, chief executive officer of Latham. “Jim’s strategic vision, proven leadership and experience helping companies capitalize on material conversion opportunities make him the ideal candidate to work with me to lead Latham into our next chapter of growth.”

Mr. Laven comments, "Jim has been a tremendous value add to the Latham Board. He is a respected industry leader with an incredible track record in growing Trex’s business into the industry's undisputed global leader, and we look forward to continuing to benefit from his deep expertise.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Cline says, "I am thrilled to continue to serve on the Latham board in this new capacity. With its unique direct-to-homeowner model and leading suite of digital technologies, Latham has an exciting opportunity to further capitalize the material conversion to fiberglass pools.”

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