Leadership


Meet A. O. Smith's senior leadership team with many years of experience in the global water industry. Each of our leaders is committed to taking care of our customers and living the A. O. Smith values.

Ajita G. Rajendra Ajita G. Rajendra
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
John J. Kita John J. Kita
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
James F. Stern James F. Stern
Executive Vice President
General Counsel, and Secretary
Peter Martineau


Peter Martineau
Senior Vice President 
Chief Information Officer

Dr. Wilfried Brouwer Dr. Wilfridus M. Brouwer
Senior Vice President 
President of A. O. Smith Holdings (Barbados) SRL 
Wei Ding

Wei Ding
Senior Vice President
President of A. O. Smith (China) Investment Co.,Ltd.
General Manager of A. O. Smith (China) Water Heater Co., Ltd.
and A. O. Smith (Shanghai) Water Treatment Products Co., Ltd.

Robert J. Heideman Dr. Robert J. Heideman
Senior Vice President
Chief Technology Officer
Charles T. Lauber Charles T. Lauber
Senior Vice President
Strategy and Corporate Development
Mark A. Petrarca Mark A. Petrarca
Senior Vice President
Human Resources and Public Affairs
William VallettWilliam L. Vallett Jr.
Senior Vice President
Chief Executive Officer
Lochinvar, LLC
Eddie GoodwinWallace E. “Eddie” Goodwin
Senior Vice President

President and Chief Operating Officer
Lochinvar, LLC
Kevin J. Wheeler
Kevin J. Wheeler
Senior Vice President
President and General Manager  
North America, India, and Europe Water Heating
Paul Dana

Paul Dana
Senior Vice President

Global Manufacturing

Patricia K. Ackerman Patricia K. Ackerman
Vice President
Investor Relations and Treasurer
Daniel Kempken

Daniel L. Kempken
Vice President 
Controller