– Executive Chairman of the Board, A. O. Smith Corporation.
Mr. Jones has been a director of our company
since 2004. He is a member of the
Investment Policy Committee of the Board.
He was elected executive chairman of the board effective January 1,
2013. He served as chairman of the board
and chief executive officer from 2011 to 2012, chairman of the board, president
and chief executive officer from 2006 to 2011, and president and chief
operating officer from 2004 to 2005.
Prior to joining A. O. Smith, he was chairman and chief executive
officer of U.S. Can Company, Inc. from 1998 to 2002. He previously was president and chief executive
officer of Greenfield Industries, Inc. from 1993 to 1998 and president from
1989 to 1992. Mr. Jones has been a
director of Federal Signal Corporation since 1998, where he chairs the
Nominating and Governance Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee
and the Compensation and Benefits Committee, and Integrys Energy Group, Inc.
since 2011, where he is a member of the Compensation and Financial
Committees. He also was a director of
Bucyrus International, Inc. from 2006 until its acquisition by Caterpillar,
Inc. in 2011, and chaired its Compensation Committee.
– President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Rajendra has been a director of our
company since 2011. He is a member of the Investment Policy Committee of the
Board. Mr. Rajendra was elected president and chief executive officer effective
January 1, 2013. He was president and chief operating officer from 2011 to
2012. Mr. Rajendra joined the Company as President of A. O. Smith
Water Products Company in 2005, and was named Executive Vice President of the
Company in 2006. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Rajendra was Senior Vice
President at Kennametal, Inc., a manufacturer of cutting tools, from 1998 to
Mr. Rajendra also serves on the board of
Donaldson Company, Inc., where he is a member of the Audit Committee and Human
Resources Committee. Further, Mr. Rajendra
was a director of Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. from 2007 until its
acquisition by Eiger Holdco, LLC in 2008.
– Chief Operating Officer, The Armor Group, Inc.; Managing Director, Taft
Business Consulting, LLC.
Mr. Brown has been a director of our company
since 2001. He is the Chairperson of the
Personnel and Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and
Governance Committee of the Board. In
February, 2013, Mr. Brown joined the Armor Group, Inc. as Chief Operating
Officer. The Armor Group, Inc. is a
certified woman-owned corporation which manufactures equipment and products,
and provides related services to a variety of industrial markets, including
beverage and food service, medical, power generation, automobile, and military. In addition, since 2009, Mr. Brown has been
Managing Director of Taft Business Consulting, LLC, a consulting group
affiliated with the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, which
provides advisory services on a range of business issues. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Brown served as Chief
Financial Officer of Makino, a privately held global metalworking technologies
company. Prior to that, Mr. Brown was
chairman and chief executive officer of Milacron Inc. from 2001 to 2008, and
president and chief operating officer of Milacron Inc. from 1999 through
2001. He joined Milacron Inc. in
1980. Milacron is a supplier of plastic
processing and metalworking fluid technologies; the company filed for
bankruptcy in 2009. Mr. Brown also
serves on the Board of Zep Inc., where he is Chairman of the Compensation
Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
B. CURRENT, JR.
– Retired Vice President Corporate Affairs and Assistant to the Chief Executive
Officer, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Mr. Current has been a director of our
company since 2007. He is a member of
the Audit Committee of the Board. Mr.
Current retired from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (“NML”) in 2009
as vice president corporate affairs and assistant to the chief executive
officer. He previously served as vice
president of policy owner services at NML from 2006 to 2007 and as vice
president, corporate planning when he joined the company in 2003. NML is the nation’s largest direct provider
of individual life insurance. Prior to
joining NML, he was vice president and chief marketing officer of Lincoln
Financial Group from 1995 to 2003.
P. GREUBEL –
Retired Chief Executive Officer and Director, Wabash National Corporation.
Mr. Greubel has been a director of our company
since 2006. He is a chairperson of the
Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Personnel and
Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr.
Greubel was the chief executive officer of Wabash National from 2002 to 2007,
and has held various director positions with Wabash National, including
chairman and executive director, until his retirement as a director in
2009. Wabash National is one of the
leading manufacturers of semi-truck trailers in North America, specializing in
the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed
trailers, drop deck trailers, and intermodal equipment. Mr. Greubel previously was chief executive
officer of Accuride Corporation from 1998 until 2002 and president from 1994
until 1998. Mr. Greubel served as a
director of Wabash National from 2002 to 2009 and of privately held Utilimaster
Corp. from 2002 to 2009.
- Former Chief Executive Officer & President, Phelps Dodge International
Corporation and Former Executive Vice President, General Cable Corporation.
Mr. Sandoval has been a director of the
company since October, 2010. He is a
member of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and the Nominating Governance
Committee. Mr. Sandoval was chief
executive officer and president of Phelps Dodge International Corporation from
2001 to 2012 and executive vice president of its parent company, General Cable
Corporation, where he was chief executive officer and president of its Latin
America, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa regions, from 2007 to
2012. He began his 28-year career in the
wire and cable industry as a process engineer in Phelps Dodge's Costa Rican
operation and held numerous executive management positions at Phelps Dodge,
including general manager of the Honduras-based business, president of the
Venezuelan operations, vice president of the Global Aluminum Business Segment,
and vice president of the Global Energy Segment. General Cable Corporation is a leader in the
development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper,
aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial,
specialty and communications markets.
– Chairman of the Board of Managers and Former Chief Executive Officer, Smith
Investment Company LLC; Former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Smith Investment Company.
Mr. Smith has been a director of our company
since 1995. He is the Chairperson of the
Investment Policy Committee and a member of the Personnel and Compensation
Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board. He was elected president of Smith Investment
Company Inc. (“SICO”) in 1993, and served as chairman and chief executive
officer of SICO from 1999 until its merger with our company in 2009. Shares of our Class A Common Stock and Common
Stock were SICO’s principal asset and represented a controlling position in our
company until the merger. Mr. Smith was
a director of SICO from 1983 to 1988 and from 1991 to 2009. From 2009 until his retirement in 2012, Mr.
Smith also was chief executive officer of Smith Investment Company LLC, an
entity that holds all of the assets and liabilities of SICO (other than our
Class A Common Stock and Common Stock owned by SICO until the merger). Since 2009, Mr. Smith has been Chairman of
the Board of Managers of Smith Investment Company, LLC. He was also chief executive officer of Berlin
Industries LLC, which was engaged in multicolor printing and related services, from
1996 until its sale in 2011. Further,
Mr. Smith is one of three trustees of the Smith Family Voting Trust, which
holds a controlling position in the stock of our company.
MARK D. SMITH -- Business Manager, Strattec Security Corporation.
Mr. Smith has been a director of our company
since 2001. He is a member of the Audit
Committee of the Board. He has served as
a product business manager for Strattec Security Corporation since 1997. Strattec Security Corporation designs,
develops, manufactures and markets mechanical locks and keys, electronically
enhanced locks and keys, steering column and instrument panel ignition lock
housings, latches, and related access control products for major automotive manufacturers.
IDELLE K. WOLF -- Retired President, Barnes Distribution.
Ms. Wolf has been a director of our company since 2005. She is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. Ms. Wolf was president of Barnes Distribution from 2006 to 2007 and vice president of Barnes Group Inc. from 2000 to 2007. She previously was president of Barnes Distribution North America from 2004 through 2005. She joined Barnes Group Inc. as vice president and as chief operating officer of Barnes Distribution in 2000. Barnes Distribution is a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, operating and production supplies with distribution centers in North America, Europe and Asia.
GENE C. WULF – Retired Director
and Executive Vice President Bemis Company, Inc.