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 and Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Wheeler Kevin J. Wheeler
President and Chief Operating Officer

John J. Kita John J. Kita
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
James F. Stern James F. Stern
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Paul Dana
Paul R. Dana
Senior Vice President
Global Manufacturing
Aninda DasGupta

Aninda V. DasGupta
Senior Vice President
International

Wei Ding

Wei Ding
Senior Vice President
President A. O. Smith China

Eddie GoodwinWallace E. “Eddie” Goodwin
Senior Vice President
President and General Manager - Lochinvar, LLC
Robert J. Heideman Dr. Robert J. Heideman
Senior Vice President
Chief Technology Officer
Charles Lauber
Charles T. Lauber
Senior Vice President
Strategy and Corporate Development
Peter Martineau
Peter Martineau
Senior Vice President
Chief Information Officer
Mark A. Petrarca Mark A. Petrarca
Senior Vice President
Human Resources and Public Affairs
Dave WarrenDavid R. Warren
Senior Vice President
President and General Manager
North America Water Heating
Sam Karge
D. Samuel Karge
President
North America Water Treatment
William VallettWilliam L. Vallett Jr.
Chief Executive Officer - Lochinvar, LLC
Patricia K. Ackerman Patricia K. Ackerman
Vice President
Investor Relations and Treasurer
Daniel Kempken

Daniel L. Kempken
Vice President and Controller