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Corporate Governance - Biography


Kevin Wheeler KEVIN J. WHEELER

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, A. O. Smith Corporation

Director since 2020

Committee Assignments: Audit, Management Organization and Compensation



A. O. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee, WI


Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

2020 – Present

President and Chief Operating Officer

2017 – 2020

Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America, India & Europe, Water Products Division

2011 – 2017

Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Retail, Water Products Division

2007 – 2011

Vice President, International, Water Products Division

2004 – 2007

Managing Director, Veldhoven, Water Products Division

1999 – 2004

Regional Sales General Manager, Water Products Division

1994 – 1999


American Water Heater Company


Vice President Sales – West

1993 – 1994


Bradford White Corporation


Regional Sales Manager – Pacific Northwest

1988 – 1993


Hoyt Water Heater Company


1984 – 1988


Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School


B.S., University of Nevada


Public Boards

Director, Graco Inc.

2020 – Present

Director, A. O. Smith Corporation

2017 – Present


Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)

Division Leadership Council, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)

At-large Director, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

TEC Group, Milwaukee, WI