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A. O. Smith Corp., a leader in water heating and water treatment, has announced the appointment of Noelle Brigham, P. E., ENV SP as the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) director. Brigham will lead and drive all aspects of the company's ESG initiatives while developing a long-term strategy for its global commitments and strategy in this field.
Brigham is a licensed professional engineer and Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) with more than 20 years of experience in sustainability and environmental engineering in the consumer products and consulting industries. In her sustainability role at S. C. Johnson & Son Inc., Brigham created global strategies and led international implementation plans for research, development and engineering for consumer product formulation and packaging. As an instructor, professor of practice in the Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University, she developed a new sustainability management executive education program.
“Noelle’s extensive experience in the ESG space will prove invaluable as we continue A. O. Smith’s efforts to blend our business and sustainability goals,” said Chuck Lauber, A. O. Smith executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Underpinning our corporate values is a commitment to sustainability and we are proud to welcome Noelle to lead this critical initiative as her singular focus.”
Brigham is completing her PhD in environmental engineering at Marquette University. She received her master’s in environmental engineering and Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering from Marquette University as well. Brigham is a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Development committee member, in addition to participating in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources air management study group.