Retired A.O. Smith CEO joins Rexnord board of directors

Paul Jones, retired chairman, chief executive officer and president of Milwaukee-based A.O. Smith Corp., joined Milwaukee-based Rexnord Corp.’s board of directors on Dec. 10. Jones will also serve on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.

“We are very pleased to have Paul join our board,” said George Sherman, Rexnord’s non-executive chairman. “He is an exceptional leader who brings broad global experience and strategic insight, as well as an outstanding track record of performance. I am confident that Paul’s knowledge and experience will assist the board and the Rexnord management team in executing Rexnord’s long-term growth plans and driving shareholder value.”

Prior to joining A.O. Smith in 2004, Jones served as chairman and chief executive officer of U.S. Can Company Inc., a leading provider of containers for personal care, household, paint and industrial products, from 1998 to 2002. Additionally, he held various roles, including president and chief executive officer, at Greenfield Industries Inc., a manufacturer of cutting tools and other material removal products, from 1989 to 1998.

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