Samuel M. Carver, SVP

Samuel M. Carver 300

Samuel M. Carver was named senior vice president – global operations in April 2021. He is responsible for the company’s manufacturing operations in North America, Asia and Europe, as well as global capital planning, manufacturing engineering and quality assurance. Sam also is responsible for all AOS operating systems and supply chain activities worldwide and supports our global business units.

Sam joined A. O. Smith in 2006 as plant manager of the company’s standard commercial water heater operations in McBee, South Carolina and in 2007, became director of operations. He was promoted to vice president – North America Manufacturing for the North America Water Heating business unit in 2011.

Prior to joining A. O. Smith, Sam managed plants for Rexnord and Kennametal in Alabama, Arkansas and South Carolina. He began his career at Danaher Corporation with progressive functional leadership roles in manufacturing and materials.  

Sam earned his BS in management from Clemson University and MBA from the University of South Carolina. He holds a Certified Supply Chain Professional credential from APICS.