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Peter D. Arvan
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Arvan has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of POOLCORP since January 2019 and joined POOLCORP as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2017. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Arvan served as Chief Executive Officer of Roofing Supply Group from 2013 to 2015, and as President of SABIC Polymershapes (formerly GE Plastics - Polymershapes) from 2004 to 2013. From 1988-2004, Mr. Arvan held various management positions at GE Supply, including General Manager of Global Supply Chain and Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Quality Leader.

Jeffrey M. Clay
President of Horizon Distributors, Inc.

Jeffrey ClayMr. Clay joined POOLCORP in March 2020 as the President of Horizon Distributors, Inc. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Clay was the founder and President of Belltown Power Texas from 2016 to 2020 and served as the Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at Roofing Supply Group from 2012 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Clay held various management positions at Bain & Company, Xerox and Affiliated Computer Services.

David B. Collier
Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain

Mr. Collier joined POOLCORP in July 2020 as the Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Collier was employed with Arrow Electronics as the Global Vice President for Supply Chain, Global Operations & Services from 2017 to 2020. Prior to Arrow Electronics, Mr. Collier held various management positions at MSC Industrial Direct, General Parts, Inc. (CARQUEST), Capgemini, ScottMadden, and McMaster-Carr Supply.

Melanie M. Hart
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Hart was named Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in August 2021. She remains as our principal accounting officer, a role she has held since 2008. Ms. Hart has served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since 2019 and as our Corporate Controller from July 2007 to August 2021. She first joined POOLCORP in May 2006 as the Senior Director of Corporate Accounting. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Hart was employed in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services Group at Ernst & Young for the previous 12 years serving most recently as a Senior Manager. Ms. Hart is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.

Mark W. Joslin
Senior Vice President

Mr. Joslin served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since August 2004 until his retirement in August 2021. He was named Senior Vice President in May 2015. He served as Treasurer of the Company since May 2008 and Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in August 2004. From August 1999 to July 2004 he worked for Eastman Chemical Company, where he served as Vice President of Corporate Development and as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Eastman, Mr. Joslin was the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Lawter International, which was acquired by Eastman in 1999.

Todd R. Marshall
Chief Information Officer

Mr. Todd Marshall was promoted to Chief Information Officer in 2019. He has served as Senior IT Director of the Company since 2017 and prior to that he was the IT Director beginning in 2008. Mr. Marshall has held several positions in management and has been employed with the company since 2004.

Jennifer M. Neil
Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer

Jennifer M. Neil has served as General Counsel of Pool Corporation since May 2003. In February 2005, she was appointed to serve as Secretary and in February 2018, she was also named Vice President. From January 2000 through April 2003, she was employed by Adams and Reese LLP, in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she represented and advised corporations in a range of areas, including labor and employment, commercial litigation, and securities. Prior to that, she was an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where her work focused on structured finance.

Robert R. Rankin
Vice President and General Manager

Mr. Rankin was promoted in 2018 to Vice President of the Western Divisions, Mountain, SoCal and Pacific. He had served as General Manager of the SoCal Division from 2007 and added the responsibility for the Pacific Division in 2015. Mr. Rankin started with the Company in 1989 as a Sales Center employee and has worked in every facet of Sales Center and Field responsibilities over that period. Prior to joining POOLCORP he was with the Coca-Cola Company in Texas.

Kenneth G. St. Romain
Group Vice President

Mr. St. Romain has served as Group Vice President of the Company since July 2007. He served as SCP Distributors, LLC General Manager of the Central Division from 2001 to 2007 and as Vice President of SCP Distributors, LLC since 2004. Prior to that, Mr. St. Romain held several positions in management, and has been employed with the company since 1993.

Donna K. Williams
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Ms. Williams was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager for the Company in May 2015 and in February 2018, she was also named Vice President. Ms. Williams has served as General Manager, Sales, Marketing, and Product Management since joining the Company in 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Williams served as Director, Product Line Management with American Power Conversion (APC) Corporation from June 2006 until August 2007; and as Vice President, Global Product Development at Fedders Air Conditioning from May 2001 until May 2006. From 1988 until April 2001, Ms. Williams held positions at both John Deere, 1998 to 2001; and Poulan brand trimmers (Husqvarna AB), 1988 to 1997.


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Certain factors that may affect our business and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements include the following:
  • The demand for our swimming pool, irrigation, landscape and related outdoor living products may be adversely affected by unfavorable economic conditions.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and associated responses could adversely impact our business and results of operations.
  • We are susceptible to adverse weather conditions.
  • Our distribution business is highly dependent on our ability to maintain favorable relationships with suppliers.
  • We depend on a global network of suppliers to source our products, including our own branded products and products we have exclusive distribution rights to. Product quality, warranty claims or safety concerns could negatively impact our sales and expose us to litigation.
  • We face intense competition both from within our industry and from other leisure product alternatives.
  • More aggressive competition by store- and internet-based mass merchants and large pool or irrigation supply retailers could adversely affect our sales.
  • We depend on our ability to attract, develop and retain highly qualified personnel.
  • Past growth may not be indicative of future growth, and while we contemplate continued growth through internal expansion and acquisitions, no assurance can be made as to our ability to:
    • penetrate new markets;
    • generate sufficient cash flows to support expansion plans and general operating activities;
    • obtain financing;
    • identify appropriate acquisition candidates and successfully integrate acquired businesses;
    • maintain favorable supplier arrangements and relationships; and
    • identify and divest assets which do not continue to create value consistent with our objectives.
  • We are subject to inventory management risks. Insufficient inventory may result in lost sales opportunities or delayed revenue, while excess inventory may negatively impact our gross margin.
  • The cost of chemical products could increase our cost of sales and adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.
  • The nature of our business subjects us to compliance with employment, environmental, health, transportation, safety and other governmental regulations.
  • We store chemicals, fertilizers and other combustible materials that involve fire, safety and casualty risks.
  • We conduct business internationally, which exposes us to additional risks.
  • Changes in tax laws and accounting standards related to tax matters have caused, and may in the future cause, fluctuations in our effective tax rate.
  • We rely on information technology systems to support our business operations. A significant disturbance or breach of our technological infrastructure could adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations. Additionally, failure to maintain the security of confidential information could damage our reputation and expose us to litigation.
  • We may be adversely affected by changes in LIBOR reporting practices or the method in which LIBOR is determined.
  • Disruptions from natural or man-made disasters or extreme weather, public safety issues, geopolitical events and security issues, labor or trade disputes and similar events could have a material adverse effect on our business.
The foregoing factors are not exhaustive and new factors may emerge which impact our business. It is impossible for us to predict all such factors. Therefore, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual future results. We cannot guarantee that any future event or result will be realized, although we believe we have been prudent in our plans and assumptions. Should additional risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, actual results could differ materially from those anticipated. Investors should bear this in mind as they consider forward-looking statements.

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