The North American Water Heating business unit of A. O. Smith Corporation has named Gregory A. Reynolds as vice president of engineering.

In his new role, Reynolds will be responsible for leading the residential and commercial water heater product engineering function for North America.  Reynolds succeeds Darrell Schuh who was promoted recently to vice president and general manager of water systems and APCOM.

“Greg brings 25 years of  experience in both commercial and residential design engineering to his new role,” A. O. Smith President and General Manager of North American Water Heating David R. Warren said. “He has in-depth knowledge of our products, operations, and processes and is well known to many of our customers.”

In his most recent position, Reynolds served as director of commercial engineering in McBee, S.C., managing a team of 61 engineering professionals in McBee; Charlotte, N.C.; and Renton, Wash. Prior to that, he served as manager-standard commercial water heating in McBee from 2007 until 2013.

Reynolds joined the company as an engineering co-op student in 1992. After graduating in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, he was hired full time by A. O. Smith as a product engineer for the residential product engineering group and was promoted to project engineer in 2001. Two years later, he transferred to the commercial engineering group as a project engineer. 

While working at A. O. Smith, Reynolds earned an MBA degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the American Society of Gas Engineers and has earned four patents during his career with the company.