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
Stephen S. Anderson Stephen S. Anderson
Senior Vice President
Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Randall S. Bednar Randall S. Bednar
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 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
Senior Vice President
Chief Executive Officer, Lochinvar, LLC
Kevin J. Wheeler
Kevin J. Wheeler
Senior Vice President
President and General Manager - 
North America, India, and Europe Water Heating
Patricia K. Ackerman Patricia K. Ackerman
Vice President
Investor Relations and Treasurer
Daniel L. Kempken Daniel L. Kempken
Vice President
Controller