Paul W. Jones


Paul W. JonesMr. Jones has been a director of our company since 2004. He is a member of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board. He was executive chairman of the board from 2013 until his retirement in  2014. Mr. Jones 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 Compensation and Benefits Committee; and a director of Rexnord Corporation since 2014, where he is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee, and was elected Non-Executive Chairman in July, 2015; and was a director of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. where he chaired the Financial Committee and was a member of the Audit Committee from 2011 until its merger into Wisconsin Energy Corporation on June 29, 2015 and, since June 30, 2015, has continued as a director of the newly formed entity, WEC Energy Group, Inc., where he is a member of its Audit Committee. He also was a director of Bucyrus International, Inc. from 2006 until its acquisition by Caterpillar, Inc. in 2011, and chaired its Compensation Committee.