Charles T. Lauber, Senior VP Strategy and Corporate Development

Chuck Lauber As Senior Vice President-Strategy and Corporate Development, Chuck Lauber is responsible for partnering with the executive team to identify and define corporate strategic initiatives globally as well as overseeing the company’s merger, acquisition, divestiture, and joint venture activities.

Chuck joined A. O. Smith as Corporate Director of Tax and Audit in December 1999. He was named Vice President and Controller of the former Electrical Products Company division in 2001 and was named Vice President - Global Finance for Electrical Products in 2004. In 2006, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer for the Water Products Company division.

Chuck was named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President-Strategy and Planning in January 2013 and assumed his current position in March 2014.

Before joining A. O. Smith, he held a number of auditing and management positions with Ernst & Young from 1984 to 1999. Chuck earned Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.