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A. O. Smith Corporation has appointed David R. Warren as president and general manager of its North America, India, Europe, and Export (NAIEE) water heater operations.
In this role, Warren will oversee the unit’s 4,500 employees at facilities in the U.S., Canada, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the UK.
“Dave brings extensive domestic and international experience to his new position,” President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin J. Wheeler said in making the announcement. “He has worked in a wide variety of functions and is very familiar with our customers and our global water heater markets.”
Warren has served as vice president of the India, Europe, and export businesses, overseeing the company’s international water heater operations in Europe, and water heater and water treatment operations in Turkey and India. He also was responsible for the company’s export water heater activities.
Warren joined A. O. Smith in 1989 as a wholesale sales coordinator and has been a district manager of the South Texas District, a regional sales manager and director of Reliance retail water heater sales. In 2004, Warren was named managing director of the Veldhoven operation, with responsibility for the European and Middle Eastern markets and export water heater sales.