Craig Hayward

I am excited for the future of this rapidly growing foundation and the lives we will positively affect.

Member Since 2010

Currently Resides in Reisterstown, Maryland

Tell us about your professional background.  I am currently CSO (Chief Sales Officer) of Mazzella Companies, headquartered in Cleveland, OH. I began my career in the lifting and rigging industry 30 years ago as a Sales Representative for Acco Chain & Lifting Products. Over a thirteen year period with Acco, I held eight different positions in Sales and Marketing, and for the final three years held the position of Director of Sales & Marketing for the U.S. and International markets.

After a successful career with Acco , I accepted a position with The Indusco Group as Vice President of the Importing/Wholesale Division. Over the next twelve years, I was fortunate enough to learn the importing and distribution side of the business and began taking on new challenges. I was named President in 2007. In 2011, I marketed and completed the sale and transition of the privately held Indusco Group to Mazzella Companies.

Why did you choose to get involved with the Building for God Community Foundation? Our real impact on the community through the dollars raised is the primary reason each of us puts forth the time and consistent effort with BFGCF. However, I also take pride in the leadership exhibited within our communities by our Champions in Life recipients. I am excited for the future of this rapidly growing foundation and the lives we will positively affect.

In what ways are you connected to the community?  I am a Baltimore native. I grew up in Towson, MD and currently live in Reisterstown, MD with his wife Kerry of thirty-three years and have three daughters, one son and two grandchildren.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University (1983) as well as my MBA (2001). I am also a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School (1979). 

Is there any other information or fond BFGCF memories you’d like to share?  I have great memories of the 2016 Champions in Life Gala. It was very special for my wife Kerry and I to have our four children and their spouses attend the event. They witnessed firsthand how important it is to give back in a meaningful way through the BFGCF.