Jas S. Hayes

Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. has announced the appointment of Jas S. Hayes to executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Hayes most recently served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary for Jeld-Wen, and succeeds Roya Behnia, who previously announced her impending retirement in July 2022.

“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,” said CEO William 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.”

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. (formerly IKON Office Solutions), ultimately serving as vice president and associate general counsel. Hayes began his legal career at the law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius. He received a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a J.D. from Villanova University. For more than eight years, Hayes served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

“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,” said Hayes. “I look forward to working closely with the senior leadership team to help deliver on Jeld-Wen’s full potential.”

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