Values Recognition Awards

A. O. Smith Values Recognition program began in 1995, with two purposes:

  1. to recognize employees who are making positive contributions to the business by serving customers, thinking creatively and solving problems, or working in our communities; and
  2. to create an incentive for other employees to take positive actions that will improve the company and its reputation.

The activities we promote in the A. O. Smith Values Recognition program have a powerful impact on our operations. Learn more about 2021's winners, presented on June 22, 2022:

Administrative Process Improvement (TIE)

A. O. Smith China: Tiered Color Store Management System

Corporate: North American Hourly Training Standardization

Community Involvement

Phil Manners, APCOM: A Soldier's Child Foundation

Customer Satisfaction

No winner in 2021.

Environmental Initiatives

North America Water Heating: Johnson City Landfill Diversion

Operations Process Improvement

Lochinvar LLC: Girth Welder Improvements

Product Innovation (TIE)

Corporate & North America Water Heating: Catalyst Inventory Program

Lochinvar LLC: Hellcat Product Launch

Workplace Safety

North America Water Heating: Ciudad Juárez's Safe Work Process