A. O. Smith Corp.announced that President and Chief Operating OfficerAjita G. Rajendrahas been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. He was named president of the Milwaukee-based water technology company in August.
Rajendra is responsible for A. O. Smith’s water heater operations in North America, China, Europe and India, as well as the company’s water purification business in China and the recently acquired Lochinvar business.
He joined A. O. Smith as president of its Water Products Co. in January 2005 and was named an executive vice president of the corporation in 2006. Rajendra is a member of the Board of Directors of Donaldson Co., a manufacturer of filtration products headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. He was recently elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), one of the largest trade organizations in the nation.
Source: A. O. Smith