SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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)
(State or other jurisdiction
11270 West Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants 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 Companys 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.
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
|99.1||News Release of A. O. Smith Corporation, dated July 11, 2017|
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 companys 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. Smiths global water heater and boiler operations as well as its global water treatment business and oversees the companys 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. Smiths largest operating unit.
Wheeler joined A. O. Smith in 1993 as a regional sales manager. He served as managing director of the companys European operations and as vice president-international of the companys water heater operations. In 2007, he was named senior vice president and general manager of the companys 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 worlds 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 .