Global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corp., has named Aninda DasGupta senior vice president-international. DasGupta will also serve as chairman and president of A. O. Smith Holdings (Barbados) SRL, located in Hong Kong SAR.
In his new role, DasGupta will have profit and loss responsibility for the company's water heating and water treatment businesses in Europe, India, Turkey, Vietnam and Hong Kong SAR. In addition, he will oversee export sales in the Asia-Pacific region and be responsible for business development and acquisition activities throughout Asia.
“Aninda brings experience over a wide range of disciplines including research and development, product development, marketing, business development, and general management,” said Kevin J. Wheeler, president and chief operating officer of A. O. Smith Corporation. “His background includes assignments in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., offering a well-rounded global perspective to this critical leadership position.”
DasGupta joins A. O. Smith after working the last six years at OSRAM GmbH. Since 2014, he has served as vice president in several roles including head of strategic marketing, head of e-commerce, and general manager of the flex and signage business lines for the LED Lamps and Digital Systems business units. From 2012 to 2014, he served as vice president and head of sales and marketing in the Asia Pacific region for OSRAM's General Lighting business units.