The Carmon Group Places Jeff Barron as Director of Operations with A.O. Smith Corporation

The Carmon Group is pleased to announce that Jeff Barron has joined the A.O. Smith Corporation as Director of Operations for the organization. This role reports directly to the VP of North American Manufacturing. Jeff will have full P&L oversight for the management of AO Smith’s commercial water heater manufacturing operation located in McBee, South Carolina.

Prior to joining the A.O. Smith Corporation, Jeff was employed by Apex Tool Group (Danaher and Cooper Industries joint venture) since the 2006 timeframe. Jeff’s roles with Apex included: Director of Operations, Engineering & Quality Manager and Operational Excellence Leader for the organization. Prior to his tenure with Apex Tool Group, Jeff was employed by TYCO International where he held a number of key management assignments which included Manufacturing Engineering Management and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt leader. Jeff obtained his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University coupled with a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Wingate University.

About A.O. Smith Corporation ( A.O. Smith is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is the leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A.O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AOS.

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