Christopher L. Mapes


Christopher Mapes

Mr. Mapes joined the A. O. Smith Board of Directors in April 2023 and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Christopher Mapes is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer of welding, cutting and joining products.  He has held this position since December 2013 and has been president and chief executive officer since December 2012, after serving as chief operating officer in 2011. He previously served as executive vice president of A. O. Smith Corporation and president of its Electrical Products Division until its divestiture in 2011.

Mr. Mapes serves on the boards of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. and The Timken Company.