Badger Meter expands board to add A.O. Smith exec

James Stern becomes ninth member of advisory group

Badger Meter Inc. headquarters
Badger Meter Inc.'s headquarters in Brown Deer.

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:20 pm

Brown Deer-based Badger Meter Inc. on Friday expanded its board from eight to nine members so it could add James F. Stern to the roster.

Jim Stern

Stern, 54, is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Milwaukee-based global water heater manufacturing company A.O. Smith Corp. Stern has more than 25 years of experience in management, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. He has worked at A.O. Smith since 2007 and before that was a partner in the transactional and securities practice group at Foley & Lardner LLP in Milwaukee.

He will serve in the director role until the annual meeting of shareholders on April 28, 2017 and receive compensation similar to Badger Meter’s other non-employee directors.

“Jim brings a wealth of public company executive leadership experience to our board,” said Richard Meeusen, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Badger Meter. “His background in the water technology industry and in corporate strategic and operational issues will be especially valuable to our board and management team.”

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