Dr. Robert J. Heideman, Senior VP Chief Technology Officer


Robert HeidemanDr. Bob Heideman was named Senior Vice President - Chief Technology Officer at A. O. Smith in December 2010. He had served as Vice President of the Milwaukee-based research and engineering facility since February 2008. The Corporate Technology Center consists of technology platforms that concentrate on advanced concepts and emerging technologies supporting the long-term product development strategies of the company.

Bob joined A. O. Smith Corporation in 1994 as a Project Engineer at Corporate Technology. In that role, he worked on a wide range of projects for a number of the company's operating units.

He returned to A. O. Smith in 2002 as a Section Manager, responsible for the Metallurgy and Prototyping Group. In 2005, he was promoted to Director-Materials and Processes at Corporate Technology.

Bob holds a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering and a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.