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A. O. Smith Corporation announced the upcoming retirement of Peter Martineau as Chief Information Officer/Senior Vice President. S. Melissa Scheppele is hired as Martineau’s successor, both will work together in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.

Kevin Wheeler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A. O. Smith Corporation said: “I want to thank Peter for his many years of service and dedication to A. O. Smith. Peter has been a key leader for our Company for over 25 years. He has held progressively responsible roles in finance and customer service before taking on the leadership responsibility for the SAP Implementation. Shortly thereafter, he was named CIO. Under Peter’s leadership, we have successfully implemented SAP and SuccessFactors at all locations in North America. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Wheeler added: “We’re pleased to welcome Melissa Scheppele to the A. O. Smith organization. She is a strong IT leader with a wealth of experience in establishing global IT strategies and building and directing complex global information technology teams. She is sure to be an asset to our Company, given her extensive background in developing processes and leveraging technology solutions to help advance organizations.”