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.

KW2 100x150Kevin J. Wheeler
Chairman,
President & CEO

2020.08 Lauber t2 Charles T. Lauber
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
2020.08 Stern tJames F. Stern
Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary
2020.08 Ackerman t
Patricia K. Ackerman
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations, Treasurer, and 
Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
2021 Carver 150x100
Samuel M. Carver
Senior Vice President
Global Operations
2020.08 DasGupta t

Aninda V. DasGupta
Senior Vice President
International

2020.08 Goodwin tWallace E. “Eddie” Goodwin
Senior Vice President
and President & GM - Lochinvar, LLC
2020.08 Heideman t Robert J. Heideman, PhD
Senior Vice President
and Chief Technology Officer
2020.08 Karge t
D. Samuel Karge
Senior Vice President 
and President - North America Water Treatment 
2020.08 Kempken t
Daniel L. Kempken
Senior Vice President
Strategy & Corporate Development
2020.08 Petrarca t Mark A. Petrarca
Senior Vice President
Human Resources & Public Affairs 
2020.10 Qiu t

 Jack Qiu, PhD
Senior Vice President
and President - A. O. Smith China

2020.08 Scheppele tS. Melissa Scheppele
Senior Vice President
and Chief Information Officer
2020.08 Warren tDavid R. Warren
Senior Vice President
and President & GM - North America Water Heating
2020.08 Gurholt t

Helen E. Gurholt
Vice President
and Controller