People: A. O. Smith Corp (AOS)
3 Dec 2013
Mr. Bruce M. Smith serves as an Lead Independent Director of A.O. Smith Corp. He has been a director of company since 1995. He is the Chairperson of the Investment Policy Committee and a member of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board. He was elected president of Smith Investment Company Inc. (“SICO”) in 1993, and served as chairman and chief executive officer of SICO from 1999 until its merger with company in 2009. Shares of Class A Common Stock and Common Stock were SICO’s principal asset and represented a controlling position in company until the merger. Mr. Smith was a director of SICO from 1983 to 1988 and from 1991 to 2009. From 2009 until his retirement in 2012, Mr. Smith also was chief executive officer of Smith Investment Company LLC, an entity that holds all of the assets and liabilities of SICO (other than Class A Common Stock and Common Stock owned by SICO until the merger). Since 2009, Mr. Smith has been Chairman of the Board of Managers of Smith Investment Company, LLC. He was also chief executive officer of Berlin Industries LLC, which was engaged in multicolor printing and related services, from 1996 until its sale in 2011. Further, Mr. Smith is one of three trustees of the Smith Family Voting Trust, which holds a controlling position in the stock of company.
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