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Pool Corp. CEO Manuel Perez De La Mesa To Retire; Peter Arvan Named Successor

Pool Corp. (POOL), a wholesale distributor of swimming pool and related backyard products, said Monday that Manuel Perez de la Mesa will retire as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2018. The company's board of directors has appointed Peter Arvan to be the company's next CEO.

Arvan currently serves as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer or COO. Perez de la Mesa or Manny will remain with the company as Vice Chairman of the board of directors.

Manny joined Pool Corp. in 1999. Over the last 20 years, the company has recorded net sales compounded annual growth rate or CAGR of 10 percent, earnings per share CAGR of 17 percent, and total stockholder return CAGR of 22 percent.

Peter Arvan joined Pool Corp. in January 2017, as Executive Vice President, with primary responsibility for North American operations. He was promoted to COO in August 2017. Prior to joining the company, Arvan was CEO of Roofing Supply Group or RSG.

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