He joins Stewart from Whirlpool Corporation, where he held senior positions in logistics, sales and marketing. Most recently, he was head of marketing for the UK and Ireland.
Pillay said: "This is an exciting time to join Stewart. At 70 years strong, it’s a great brand with fantastic growth opportunities. The passion for manufacturing here is very clear. As we look to the future, I will play a major role in strengthening our marketing operations, developing our digital and online capabilities to build further brand value."