A.O. Smith Corp. announced the following executive appointments: Patricia K. Ackerman, vice president and treasurer; Kenneth J. Maciolek, vice president, associate general counsel, and assistant secretary; Jane M. Sanford, vice president-global human resources and organizational development; and Craig R. Watson, vice president-investor relations. Also, Thomas J. Olander is joining the company as vice president-global compensation, benefits, and payroll. Ackerman has served as an assistant treasurer since 1995 and has also held the positions of cash manager and manager-capital markets and international finance. Maciolek has been a member of the company's Law Department since 1990. Sanford has served as corporate director of human resources since January 2005. Watson joined the company as director-investor relations in 1996. Olander previously was vice president of human resources and a member of the Management Executive Committee at U.S. Can Corp.