Benjamin A. Otchere, VP & Controller

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Benjamin Otchere was named vice president & controller in December 2021. In this role, he is responsible for the accounting, financial analysis and financial reporting functions of the company. He also oversees the Company’s corporate tax function.

Benjamin joined A. O. Smith as director of internal audit & risk management in 2012. He was promoted to roles with increasing responsibilities, serving as global operations controller in Ashland City, Tennessee from 2014 to 2019 and vice president – finance and international controller in 2019. Prior to joining A. O. Smith, Benjamin was a senior manager at Ernst & Young. He began his career with Deloitte as an auditor for multinational companies.

Benjamin is a member of the Manufacturers Alliance Finance Council. He also serves as a director of Junior Achievement (JA) of Wisconsin and sits on its executive committee as treasurer of the non-profit organization.    

Benjamin earned a BS in accounting from University of Cape Coast in Ghana and MS in accounting and MA in international affairs from Ohio University. He is a certified public accountant.