A. O. Smith’s Paul Jones named executive of the year by Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee


Paul W. JonesMilwaukee, Wis.—Called “a driving force behind the success of A. O. Smith and the Water Council,” Executive Chairman Paul W. Jones has been named the Executive of the Year by the Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee.

Jones was recognized for his numerous business accomplishments and for his role in a wide range of community activities.

“Under his leadership, (A. O. Smith) hit a series of financial goals two years ahead of schedule,” the article noted. “Over the past five years, A. O. Smith saw total shareholder returns of more than 500 percent.”

As co-chair of the Water Council, a cooperative effort of business, academia, and government, Jones was a driving force behind the Global Water Center research building that opened in Milwaukee in September, the article pointed out.

Jones also serves on the board of a number of nonprofit organizations including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, and The Nature Conservancy.

Here is an online summary of the Milwaukee Business Journal article