MILWAUKEE Feb. 7, 2011 Terry M. Murphy May 1
Paul W. Jones
"Our shareholders have benefited from his vigilance as demonstrated by the fact that A. O. Smith’s returns on invested capital have exceeded the company’s cost of capital in each of the five years he has been with the company," Jones continued. "We wish him well as he enters this new phase of his life."
January 2006 Houston, Texas
John J. Kita May 1
"With more than 20 years of experience at A. O. Smith and his familiarity with all financial aspects of the company, we expect John will make a very smooth transition into his new role," Jones continued.
In his current position, Kita oversees the accounting, financial planning, tax, and risk management functions. Kita originally joined A. O. Smith as assistant treasurer in 1988 and was elected vice president, treasurer and controller in 1996. He was named senior vice president in 2006.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Madison
Milwaukee, Wis. North America China
SOURCE A. O. Smith Corporation