logoEd Childress, president and CEO of Hayes Brake Controllers in Arab, Ala., announced recently that Bill Smith has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing, effective June 29.

According to a release, Smith, who replaces the retired George Cargo, is responsible for marketing Hayes products in the RV, OEM and specialty markets.

Prior to joining Hayes, Smith was most recently the director of product management with Stag-Parkway and prior to that director of marketing with NAPA Auto Parts.

Smith has a bachelor’s in marketing from the University of North Carolina.

“I am excited about the opportunities for Hayes moving forward,” said Smith. “With new products in the pipeline and new and exciting marketing initiatives, I look forward to working with our sales representation, distributor partners and dealer customers to increase our business.”