SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 6, 2011
A. O. Smith Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
11270 West Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officer; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On June 6, 2011, A. O. Smith Corporation (the Company) publically announced that Daniel L. Kempken, 39, was elected Vice President and Controller of the Company effective June 6, 2011. As the Controller, Mr. Kempken is the principal accounting officer of the Company for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Mr. Kempken assumes the role of principal accounting officer from John J. Kita, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who has held the role of principal accounting officer since 1995. Mr. Kita will continue to serve the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kempken was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm, which he rejoined in 2006, and where he served several of the firms significant Wisconsin-based clients.
Mr. Kempken will participate in the usual compensation and benefit programs available to an officer of the Company.
A copy of the Companys News Release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this Current Report) and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibit is being filed herewith:
(99.1) News Release of A. O. Smith Corporation, dated June 6, 2011.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|A. O. SMITH CORPORATION|
|Date: June 6, 2011||By:|| |
/s/ James F. Stern
|James F. Stern|
Executive Vice President, General
Counsel and Secretary
A. O. SMITH CORPORATION
Exhibit Index to Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 6, 2011
|99.1||News Release of A. O. Smith Corporation, dated June 6, 2011|