Jack Qiu, PhD, SVP

Jack Qiu, PhD 300

Jack Qiu was named senior vice president of A. O. Smith corporations and president – A. O. Smith China in October 2020. He has profit and loss responsibility for A. O. Smith’s water heating and water treatment business in China, based in Nanjing and Lishui, and he oversees the company’s strategic growth in the region.  

Prior to his promotion in October 2020, Jack served as managing director of the A. O. Smith (China) Water Products Co., Ltd., driving growth of the Company’s traditional gas water heater business and expansion of the combi boiler line. As general manager for residential gas water heaters, Jack played an integral leadership role in growing net sales for the segment from $26 million to $255 million over his 2008-2018 tenure, which also included construction of a state-of-the-art 960,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and research facility, opened in 2013. He first joined A. O. Smith in 2003 as deputy general manager of product engineering, leading the team’s new product development process, continuous quality improvement efforts and pre- and after-sale technical support functions.

In the years preceding, Jack led a 30-person engineering team for York’s air conditioning and refrigeration unit, developing technologies in slim ducting, dual-fan water cooling and heat pumps for residential and commercial products. He began his career as a design engineer and project manager with Royal Service Air Conditioning, designing and leading the implementation of commercial HVAC infrastructure for clients such as Maxwell House and Amway.

Jack holds a BS in HVAC from Tsinghua University, a MS in power engineering from South China University of Technology and a PhD in engineering thermophysics from Southeast University.