A.O. Smith Corporation
SMITH A O CORP (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/12/2017 14:58:09)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 10, 2017

 

 

A. O. Smith Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   1-475   39-0619790

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

11270 West Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(414) 359-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number)

 

 

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On July 11, 2017, A. O. Smith Corporation (“the Company”) issued a news release announcing that Kevin J. Wheeler was elected to the Board of Directors.

A copy of the Company’s news release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Current Report”) and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

The following exhibit is being filed herewith:

(99.1) News Release of A. O. Smith Corporation, dated July 11, 2017.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    A. O. SMITH CORPORATION
Date: July 12, 2017     By:   /s/ James F. Stern
      James F. Stern
      Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


A. O. SMITH CORPORATION

Exhibit Index to Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 11, 2017

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

99.1    News Release of A. O. Smith Corporation, dated July 11, 2017

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

July 11, 2017

A. O. Smith names Wheeler to Board of Directors

Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin J. Wheeler has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors.

Wheeler was named president and chief operating officer of the Milwaukee-based water technology company on June 1. He is responsible for A. O. Smith’s global water heater and boiler operations as well as its global water treatment business and oversees the company’s global product engineering and information technology functions.

Wheeler has been with the company for more than 23 years. Since 2013, he has served as senior vice president, president and general manager of North America, India, and Europe water heating, A. O. Smith’s largest operating unit.

Wheeler joined A. O. Smith in 1993 as a regional sales manager. He served as managing director of the company’s European operations and as vice president-international of the company’s water heater operations. In 2007, he was named senior vice president and general manager of the company’s retail water heater business.

He has been active in a number of industry associations, most recently serving as an at-large director of the Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

About A. O. Smith

A. O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products manufactured and marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, as well as a leading manufacturer of water treatment products. For more information, visit www.aosmith.com .