A.O. Smith names marketing VP

Exec joined water heater company in '04

A.O. Smith has promoted David Chisolm to vice president of marketing for its North American water heater business, which runs a large operation in Ashland City.

Chisolm joined A.O. Smith in 2004 from Masco Bath Co. Since then, he has held a number of marketing management and brand management positions. For the last two years, Chisolm was director of marketing for the North American water heater business. In his new role, he will be responsible for strategic marketing, product planning and promotional activities for all of A.O. Smith’s water heating brands.

“David has a thorough knowledge of our business, our customers, and our distribution channels,” said Kevin Wheeler, president and general manager of A.O. Smith’s North American, India, Europe and Export business unit. “He also has expanded our technology capabilities — especially our web and social media presence — to help create greater demand for our products in all business channels.”

Chisolm is a 1999 graduate of Union University in Jackson and earned an MBA from Eastern Michigan University in 2004.