A. O. Smith News

A. O. Smith Appoints Melissa Scheppele As The Senior Vice President After The Retirement Of Peter Martineau

A. O. Smith Corporation, the manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, as well as a manufacturer of water treatment and air purification products, announces the upcoming retirement of Peter Martineau as chief information officer/senior vice president and the hiring of S. Melissa Scheppele as Martineau’s successor. Martineau, who is retiring in late August, and Scheppele, who is joining A. O. Smith on July 13, will work together in the coming weeks to...

A. O. Smith Gets Recognized As A Top Workplace Based On The Employee Feedback

A. O. Smith announces that it has been named a ‘2020 Top Workplace’ by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper. The award is based solely on employee feedback gathered from a third-party study conducted earlier this year. Evaluating employee feedback “All of us at A. O. Smith are very excited that our Milwaukee headquarters and technology center have been recognized as a ‘Top Workplace’ in southeast Wisconsin,” said Mark Petrarca, SVP of human resources &am...

A. O. Smith, Badger Meter And Zurn Announces The Winners Of Third-Round Tech Challenge

The Water Council announces the results and winners of its third-round Tech Challenge competition, selected by corporate sponsors A. O. Smith, Badger Meter and Zurn Industries, a Rexnord company. Launched in 2017 and held twice annually, Tech Challenge is an open innovation contest designed to connect program sponsors to those with novel solutions for emerging freshwater technologies with a high potential for commercialization. The spring 2020 challenge, which ran from April 2 to May 3, sought...

A. O. Smith Announces It Has Been Recognized A “2020 Top Workplace” By The Tennessean Newspaper

A. O. Smith announced that it has been named a “2020 Top Workplace” by the Tennessean newspaper. The award was based solely on employee feedback gathered from a third-party study conducted recently. “All of us at A. O. Smith are very excited that our Middle Tennessee locations have been recognized as a ‘Top Workplace’ in Middle Tennessee,” said Mark Petrarca, SVP of human resources & public affairs. “This is a testament to the camaraderie and dedica...

A. O. Smith Corporation Announces Kevin J. Wheeler As Chairman As Ajita Rajendra Retires As Executive Chairman

A.O. Smith Corporation announced that executive chairman Ajita Rajendra will be retiring effective May 1, 2020. The Company’s Board of Directors has elected Kevin J. Wheeler as chairman of the Milwaukee-based water technology company effective upon Rajendra’s retirement. Wheeler will continue to serve as president and chief executive officer of the company. Rajendra will remain a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Water technology success “Ajita has been an in...

A. O. Smith Corporation Announces 2020 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders To Be A Virtual Meeting

Global water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (the “Company”) announced that the Company’s upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) will be held as a virtual meeting only. The change of venue for 2020’s meeting is being made due to the emerging public health threat of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and to support the health and well-being of the Company’s stockholders, employees, directors and communities. As pre...

A. O. Smith Announces Receiving 2020 Energy Star® Partner Of The Year Award

A.O. Smith, a manufacturer of hot water solutions for homes and businesses, has been named a 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for its contribution and dedication to manufacturing high-efficiency water heaters. This is the second consecutive year that A. O. Smith has received this honor. Award winners are recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Each year, ENERGY STAR acknowledges businesses and organizations in their respecti...

The Water Council And A. O. Smith With Other Sponsors Announce Second Tech Challenge Winners

The Water Council, with its supporting corporate sponsors, has announced the winners for the second round of the Tech Challenge. This round focused on innovative solutions for inline sensors that detect water quality parameters and artificial intelligence for pipe networks and systems. The Tech Challenge program augments corporate open innovation channels and identifies emerging freshwater technologies and ideas with a high potential for commercialization. Throughout the year, several topics of...

A. O. Smith In Milwaukee Named A 2019 Top Workplace By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A. O. Smith in Milwaukee announced that it has been named a 2019 Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The award was based solely on employee feedback gathered from a third-party study conducted last fall. “We want to say a very big thank you to our dedicated and hardworking employees for all they do - each and every day - and for making A. O. Smith in Milwaukee a 'Top Workplace'”, said Mark Petrarca, Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Public Affairs. “Bein...

A. O. Smith Foundation, A Global Water Technology Company, Issues 2018 Community Impact Report

Global water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation announced the release of the 2018 A. O. Smith Foundation Community Impact Report. The document details the many ways that the A. O. Smith Foundation is making communities better places to live and work. “We’re proud to be able to support a variety of community organizations in their ongoing efforts to make a positive difference,” said Mark Petrarca, secretary of the A. O. Smith Foundation Board and senior vice president o...

A. O. Smith Unveils First Comprehensive Line Of Residential Water Treatment Solutions

Global water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation has announced the introduction of its first A. O. Smith line of residential water treatment products available exclusively to the wholesale channel. Designed for plumbing contractors, the new A. O. Smith PRO water treatment line will include high-performance, commercial-grade point-of-use water filtration systems; water softeners and salt-free water conditioners; and water neutralizing and descaling accessories to allow for a fully compreh...

A. O. Smith appoints Charles T. Lauber to replace John J. Kita as Chief Financial Officer

A. O. Smith Corporation, one of the world’s pioneer manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, as well as a manufacturer of water treatment and air purification products, today announced the retirement of John J. Kita and the appointment of Charles T. Lauber as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1, 2019. Kita and Lauber will work together in the coming months to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. “In his 19 years with A. O. Smith, Chuc...

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