Hayes has extensive automotive experience, beginning his career in Atlanta with retail sales and sales management positions. He has also held various regional, national and global roles at Nissan Motor Company, working in Human Resources, Vehicle Program Management, Retail Training, Market Representation, Dealer Operations, Network Strategy, and Sales and Service Quality.
For the past two years, Hayes has been based in Japan where he served as Nissan's Vice President of Global Zero Emissions Vehicles.
“One of the ways we can ensure Southeast Toyota’s long-term success is by continually developing and expanding the talent of our team,” Sheehy said. “Billy brings knowledge to our company that will help with our ongoing focus on growth and continuous improvement.”
In addition to his automotive background, Hayes served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a medic. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management, and a master’s degree in business administration. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Bates College. Hayes has relocated to South Florida, and is married with two children.