Haws announced multiple hires and internal promotions. The Haws team continues to grow and evolve to support the continued success in the emergency response and hydration equipment industries.
Klaus-Peter Probanowski - Managing Director Haws EMEA
Klaus-Peter joins our team as the new Managing Director of Haws EMEA. He holds a degree in chemical engineering and business administration. Over the past 25 years, his experiences include successfully leading various international B2B commercial and operational teams including Honeywell GMBH, Gilbraco Veeder-Root, and EMCO Wheaton Loading Systems.
Damon Shaw - Director of Global Product Line, EE
Damon Shaw joined the Haws Product Management team as the Director of Global Product Line – Emergency Equipment. In his product role, Damon will be responsible for management of global product planning strategy, roadmap development, user experience, and operational excellence to achieve annual growth targets. Previously, Shaw brought more than 25 years of technical leadership, product management, tech service, sales, product & manufacturing engineering, new product development, and R&D experience. Previously, Shaw was the Director of Product Management at Zurn-Elkay. He holds a bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering from Bradley University.
Travis McKnight - Director of National Accounts - Plumbing Wholesale
McKnight joined the Haws team at the end of 2022 with more than 20 years of experience in the wholesale plumbing industry. Most recently with NIBCO Inc where he served as the Regional Sales Manager and was responsible for building key relationships and driving business results with large national and regional builders. In his new role at Haws, McKnight will be responsible for developing and executing business strategies to maintain and strategically grow our hydration and emergency response products with key channel partners in the U.S. McKnight holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University.
Adrienne Hufford - Regional Sales Director
Adrienne Hufford has joined our team as the new Regional Sales Director-East responsible for our Safety/Industrial Channel. She most recently worked for Gentex and has extensive experience working with our Safety/Industrial Partners, including key distributors, rep groups and end users. Hufford holds a Bachelor's degree from Keystone College.
Josh Linn - Technical Product Manager
Josh Linn was promoted to Technical Product Manager. Josh has worked in various roles within Engineering and Product Management during his 16 years at Haws. In his new role he will be accountable as the program manager for the EDGE process, management, and analysis of product KPIs, technical product development requirements definition and evaluation, as well as sustaining product support and troubleshooting.
Hayden Del Dotto - Specification Manager
Hayden Del Dotto was promoted to Specification Manager. In his new role, Hayden will be responsible for introducing Haws products and services to key engineering, architectural and design accounts, Hayden has been with Haws since 2017 and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Dean Porter - Principal Engineer
Dean Porter has been promoted to the role of Principal Engineer. Dean joined Haws as a senior Engineer in 2015 and has been a primary contributor to the Electric Water Cooler product offering. Dean graduated with Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas, Austin and holds PE and PMP certifications.