A. O. Smith Water Products Company announced four executive appointments in its domestic and international operations:
- Kevin Wheeler, senior vice president and general manager of U. S. retail water heaters
- Wei Ding, vice president, China,will be responsible for all facets of the company's water heater business in China
- Steve Anderson, who is currently senior vice president-global operations, will assume profit and loss responsibility for all international operations outside of North America and China
- David Warren, managing director of the Veldhoven operation, will now assume responsibility for all international sales outside of North America and China including the company's export water heater business.
Wheeler replaces Robert W. Trudeau, who retired May 31 as president of American Water Heater Company. Trudeau had been president of American Water Heater since 1996 and led the successful turnaround of that business.
Trudeau rejoined A. O. Smith in April 2006 when American was acquired by A. O. Smith Corporation.
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