Dr. Wilfridus M. Brouwer, Senior VP - International


Wilfried BrouwerDr. Wilfried Brouwer was named Senior Vice President-International in August 2017. In this position, Wilfried has profit and loss responsibility for the company’s water heating and water treatment businesses in Europe, India, Turkey, and Vietnam. In addition, Wilfried will oversee export sales from our Eurasian operations. Wilfried is also responsible for corporate development in Asia as President of A. O. Smith Holdings (Barbados) SRL.

He joined A. O. Smith in March 2009 and was named President of A. O. Smith Holdings (Barbados) SRL on June 1, 2009. 

Wilfried joined A. O. Smith from Akzo Nobel, a multinational manufacturer of paints, coatings, and specialty chemicals with headquarters in Amsterdam. He held a number of positions during his 24 years with Akzo Nobel including 12 years working in China and Asia. From 2005 until 2008, he was vice president of Akzo Nobel’s Decorative Coatings Asia Pacific business unit, where he had full profit and loss responsibility for the unit which includes six manufacturing plants throughout Asia.  Most recently, Wilfried served as executive project leader for Ningbo Projects.

Wilfried earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in chemistry from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He received a PhD in chemistry from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands in 1984. In 1995, he received an MBA degree from Pace University, New York, N.Y.