Window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen named Jas S. Hayes as the company’s new executive vice president, deputy general counsel, and corporate secretary. Hayes succeeds Roya Bejina, who 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,” CEO William Christensen said in a news release. “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.

"I'm honored to lead our talented global legal team at a pivotal time in Jeld-Wens 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 also full potential."

Jeld-Wen is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a global manufacturer of high-performance interior and exterior building products.