Notable Women in Engineering: Rebecca Tallon

Class of 2022

Rebecca Tallon leads Milwaukee-based A. O. Smith Corp.’s global water treatment technology strategy, working to identify potential disruptors and technologies to be converted into products that drive value for its customers. 

Recently, she led the design of an enterprise-wide product development process expected to reduce concept-to-market time by at least 30%. 

“Becky has been integral in the expansion of North America Water Treatment, A. O. Smith’s fastest-growing division, including the company’s acquisitions of Master Water Conditioning in 2021 and Appleton-based Water-Right Group in 2019,” said Robert Heideman, senior vice president and chief technology officer of A. O. Smith.

Tallon serves on the Water Quality Association board and its Women in Industry Advisory Council and is also active in WQA’s mentorship program. She was awarded the National Association of Manufacturers’ STEP Ahead award in 2020 for leadership in science, technology, engineering and production.

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