May 25, 2007-A.O. Smith Water Products Co. Names New VP-Global Human Resources
A.O. Smith Water Products Company has announced the appointment of Jane M. Sanford to the position of vice president-global human resources.
In her new position, Sanford will be responsible for the global human resources function including strategy development, employment, compensation, employee relations, performance management, organization development, and internal communications. She also will be a member of the Water Products Leadership Team.
"Jane brings a valuable combination of division and corporate human resources experience to her new position, and we are please to have her return to Water Products Company," Ajita Rajendra, president, said in making the announcement.
Sanford joined A.O. Smith in 2003 as manager of human resources for Water Products Company. She moved to the company's Milwaukee, WI, World Headquarters in 2005 as corporate director of human resources.
Since April 2006, she has served as vice president-global human resources and organizational development, responsible for human resources-related processes and programs as well as training, leadership development, and succession planning.
Prior to A.O. Smith, Sanford was human resources director for Caulkins Indiantown Citrus Company of Indiantown, FL, and Lenzar Electro-Optics of Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Sanford earned a bachelor's degree in business and psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH, and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. Headquartered in Ashland City, TN, A.O. Smith Water Products Co. is a manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A.O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. For more information, visit www.hotwater.com.