John J. Kita, Executive VP and CFO

John Kita As Chief Financial Officer, John Kita is responsible for all financial functions of the company including treasury, controllership, cash management, and investor relations.  He was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company on May 1, 2011.

John originally joined A. O. Smith as Assistant Treasurer in 1988 and was elected Vice President, Treasurer & Controller in 1996.  He was named a Senior Vice President in 2006.

He worked seven years for RTE Corporation in Waukesha, Wisc., a manufacturer of electrical equipment.

John received a bachelor's degree in accounting and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Wisconsin.