People: A. O. Smith Corp (AOS)
24 Oct 2014
Mr. Ajita G. Rajendra has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of A.O. Smith Corp., effective April 2014. He has been a director of company since 2011. He is a member of the Investment Policy Committee of the Board. Mr. Rajendra was elected president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2013. He was president and chief operating officer from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Rajendra joined the Company as President of A. O. Smith Water Products Company in 2005, and was named Executive Vice President of the Company in 2006. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Rajendra was Senior Vice President at Kennametal, Inc., a manufacturer of cutting tools, from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Rajendra also serves on the board of Donaldson Company, Inc., where he is a member of the Audit Committee and Human Resources Committee. Further, Mr. Rajendra was a director of Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. from 2007 until its acquisition by Eiger Holdco, LLC in 2008.
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