David R. Warren, SVP


2020.08 WarrenDave Warren was named Senior Vice President, President and General Manager of the North America water heater operations in July 2017. In this role, Dave has profit and loss responsibility for the 10 brands that make up the operation. He oversees the unit’s 4,250 employees at facilities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 

Dave last served as vice president of the India, Europe and export businesses, overseeing the company’s international water heater operations in Europe, and water heater and water treatment operations in Turkey and India.  He also was responsible for the company’s export water heater activities.

He joined A. O. Smith in 1989 as a wholesale sales coordinator and was promoted to district manager of the South Texas District.  In 1999, he was named a regional sales manager for the South Central Region.  In 2002, he became director of Reliance retail water heater sales.  

In 2004, Dave was named managing director of the company’s Veldhoven operation with responsibility for the European and Middle Eastern markets and export water heater sales.   

Dave is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in sales and marketing and has taken courses in international business from Franklin University-Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland.