Uponor North America names Kara Hayft vice president of HR

Twenty-year veteran will oversee the Human Resources team and be a strategic partner in developing plans and programs


Apple Valley, MN, June 2, 2016 — Uponor North America (Uponor) has named Kara Hayft as vice president of Human Resources, effective June 20, 2016. 


Hayft will oversee the Human Resources team and participate as a strategic partner in the development of Uponor’s plans and programs, particularly from the perspective of the impact on the organization and people.


“Attracting, developing and engaging our employees is crucial not only to our success, but also to the success of our customers, our industry and our community,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “Kara offers a compelling vision that will inspire our employees to meet organizational objectives and create a culture that encourages experimentation to identify new ideas and opportunities that drive performance.”


Hayft has 20 years of experience in the human resources field with rapid progress in managerial responsibilities, most recently with Thomson Reuters where she was the Human Resources vice president of Small Law Firms and Consumers. She held a series of other human resources leadership positions across Thomas Reuters. Hayft holds a business administration degree from Concordia College and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. She will be based in Apple Valley, Minn., Uponor North America's headquarters.


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About Uponor

Uponor, Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping and pre-insulated piping systems for residential and commercial applications. Most recently, Uponor partnered with Belkin International to form Phyn, a new intelligent water company to revolutionize the way consumers interact with water and help solve major challenges facing the global water supply. Additionally, the company recently added an $18 million manufacturing annex expansion to its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn., which will add 82 new jobs to the local economy. Recognized for best-in-class manufacturing, sustainability, energy efficiency, safety, business growth, economic development, workplace giving and a top workplace, Uponor currently employs 650 people in North America and about 3,700 worldwide.


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