PE-backed Latham hires CIO

Latham Pool Products Inc, which is backed by Pamplona Capital Management and Wynnchurch Capital, has named Kaushal Dhruv as chief information officer.

Latham Pool Products Inc, which is backed by Pamplona Capital Management and Wynnchurch Capital, has named Kaushal Dhruv as chief information officer. Previously, he was director of KPMG’s technology practice. Headquartered in Latham, New York, Latham is a maker of inground residential swimming pools and accessories.

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LATHAM, N.Y. (PRWEB) MAY 05, 2020
Latham Pool Products Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of inground residential swimming pools and accessories, is pleased to announce an addition to the Senior Leadership Team. Kaushal Dhruv has been appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). An experienced executive, Kaushal will provide leadership and support to the Information Technology and Project Management team. He will report directly to Latham President and CEO, Scott Rajeski.

Rajeski explains, “We are on an exciting growth journey complete with changes that will continue to propel Latham’s position as THE Pool Company, and I am proud to welcome Kaushal to the Senior Leadership Team. His extensive experience and knowledge provide Latham with the proper leadership to continue driving our progress in North America and abroad.”

Kaushal comes to Latham after completing a 16-year career as Director of KPMG’s Technology practice where he focused on consulting with CIOs and CTOs of Fortune 500 companies. He has expertise in providing IT Strategy, Digital Transformation, audit and controls services to State and Local governments, universities, telecommunications, utilities, health care, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, insurance companies and financial institutions. Kaushal has a Masters in Information Management from Syracuse University, a Masters in Engineering Management from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the Pune Institute of Computer Technology, and a Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University at Mumbai. He also holds a number of certifications, including PMP – Certified Project Manager, CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Enterprise Governance of IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk Information Systems and Controls (CRISC).

As CIO and member of the executive team, Kaushal will be responsible for creating a world-class IT organization and furthering Latham’s effort to leverage technology to drive market solutions and create a competitive advantage to aid our customers’ success.

“I am excited to join Latham’s senior leadership team and help the company on its transformation journey,” says Dhruv. “From an IT perspective, we are working toward innovative solutions for the company both internally and externally, further positioning Latham as a thought leader in the industry.”

“With this appointment, our leadership team is stronger than ever, we are ready to deliver on commitments, exceed our goals, and elevate our passionate culture, which will benefit every single Latham employee, partner and customer,” Rajeski further explained.

About Latham Pool Products Inc.
Latham is the world’s largest manufacturer of fabricated pools in the world with over six decades of experience at the center of the backyard lifestyle. Every day, families in North America, Europe and Australia enjoy the Latham pool experience. And each year, thousands more join them. When it comes to quality, selection, simplicity and support, Latham is The Pool Company. As of December 2018, Pamplona Capital Management has a controlling interest in Latham Pool Products, Inc., and Wynnchurch Capital is a significant investor in the Company. Pamplona, Wynnchurch, management, and the founding family have partnered to position the business for meaningful growth, innovation and international expansion.

About Pamplona Capital Management
Pamplona Capital Management is a specialist investment manager established in 2005 that provides an alternative investment platform across private equity and other diversified strategies. With offices in New York, London, Madrid, and Malta, Pamplona manages over $12 billion in assets for a variety of clients. Pamplona invests long-term capital across the capital structure of its portfolio companies in both public and private market situations.