Kevin J. Wheeler

Kevin J. Wheeler

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

Director Since February 28, 2020


A. O. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee, WI

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer2020 – Present

President and Chief Executive Officer2018 – 2020

President and Chief Operating Officer2017 – 2018

Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America, India & Europe, Water Products Division2011 – 2017

Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Retail, Water Products Division2007 – 2011

Vice President, International, Water Products Division2004 – 2007

Managing Director, Veldhoven, Water Products Division1999 – 2004

Regional Sales General Manager, Water Products Division1994 – 1999

American Water Heater Company

Vice President Sales – West1993 – 1994

Bradford White Corporation

Regional Sales Manager – Pacific Northwest1988 – 1993

Hoyt Water Heater Company

1984 – 1988





Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School


B.S., University of Nevada

Public Boards

2020 – Present

Director, Graco Inc.

2020 – Present

Chairman, A.O. Smith Corporation

2017 – Present

Director, A. O. Smith Corporation


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