Daniel L. Kempken, Senior VP Strategy and Corporate Development


Dan Kempken PortraitAs Senior Vice President-Strategy and Corporate Development, Dan Kempken 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.

Dan joined A. O. Smith in June 2011 as Vice President and Controller. Before joining A. O. Smith, he was a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP’s Milwaukee office. He served a number of Wisconsin-based companies, handling audit, quarterly review, and control testing activities. During this time, he assisted several of his clients with domestic and international acquisition accounting. Dan also held the positions of senior manager with Ernst & Young’s Chicago office and manager in the Frankfurt, Germany office. He joined Ernst & Young in 1995. From 2003 until 2006, he was a partner with Kempken Real Estate, a family business focused on residential real estate and condominium development.

Dan earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995 and is a certified public accountant.