Other executive appointments: James Grasha, vice president of international since 1999, was named to the newly created position of vice president and general manager of the company's Water Systems business. Kevin Wheeler replaces Grasha in that post. He had been managing the company's plant in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. He is replaced by David Warren, who has been serving as managing director of sales for A.O. Smith's Reliance brand of water heaters since 2002. The company also named Joan Duvall as director of strategic marketing. Previously she was at United Technologies-Carrier.
The company's Bath and Kitchen Americas Group named Kenneth Damato vice president of sales, a newly created position. Previously, he had been vice president of global business development with the company's commercial air conditioning business.