People: A. O. Smith Corp (AOS)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. Ronald D. Brown serves as an Independent Director of A.O. Smith Corp. He is Chairperson of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Since 2010, Mr. Brown has served as chief financial officer of Makino, Inc., a privately held global metalworking technologies company. In addition, since 2009, Mr. Brown has been managing director of Taft Business Consulting, LLC, a consulting group affiliated with the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, which provides advisory services on a range of business issues. Prior to that, Mr. Brown was chairman and chief executive officer of Milacron Inc. from 2001 to 2008, and president and chief operating officer of Milacron Inc. from 1999 through 2001. He joined Milacron Inc. in 1980. Milacron is a supplier of plastic processing and metalworking fluid technologies; the company filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Mr. Brown also serves on the board of Zep Inc., where he is Chairperson of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
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