Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm with offices in New York and London, has appointed John Hayes as an operating advisor to CD&R funds with a focus on the industrials sector.

As an operating advisor to CD&R funds, Hayes will support CD&R’s investment teams and the management teams of the funds’ portfolio companies. Hayes brings nearly 25 years of experience as a senior executive in the industrials space. He joined Ball Corp. in 1999 and served in several leadership positions before assuming the role of CEO in 2011 and chairman and CEO in 2013. Under his leadership, Ball Corp. achieved strong financial, operational and cultural performance, generating approximately $15 billion in annual revenues and increasing the company’s market capitalization from approximately $5 billion to nearly $30 billion during his tenure as CEO. Hayes also led the company’s acquisition of Rexam Plc for $8.5 billion in 2016.

“I look forward to working with the talented CD&R team to strengthen the Firm’s presence, establish trusted partnerships and deliver value to the CD&R funds and their portfolio companies,” comments Hayes.