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John P. (Jack) Hayes

  • Joined the company in 1947 in the Cleveland Sales Office during the post war boom. John (Jack) Hayes hired as a salesman in new Cleveland District. "I felt I must be pretty good since they wanted me so badly," Hayes said. "I later learned they had 14 territories open and only three salesmen. They would probably have hired me if I'd shown up wearing white socks and a plastic bow tie!"
  • 1964 – regional sales manager – Central Region – located in Buffalo
  • 1966 – director of corporate analysis
  • 1967 – assistant to the chairman
  • 1968 – vice president of merchandising operations – Gold Bond Building Products Division
  • 1969 – president – Gold Bond Building Products Division
  • 1976 – president – National Gypsum Company
  • 1981 – vice chairman
  • 1982 – chairman and CEO of National Gypsum Company
  • 1990 – retired