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Melissa Scheppele

SVP & CIO - A. O. Smith Corporation


Melissa Scheppele leads A. O. Smith as the Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Chief Information Officer.

Is a strong IT leader with a wealth of experience in establishing global IT strategies, building, and directing complex global information technology teams and leveraging her extensive background in developing processes and leveraging technology solutions to help advance organizations.

As Chief Information Officer, Melissa is responsible for the continued growth and transformation of the Company’s information technology platforms, as well as the creation of the Company’s technology strategies to assist the Company in meeting its goals and objectives. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team, which is responsible for shaping the Company’s overall corporate strategy and direction.

Previously, Melissa served as chief information officer and vice president at Triumph Group, a global aerospace and defense business, where she drove the creation of IT shared services to create efficiencies within the organization. Prior to that, she served as chief information officer and vice president at Ascend Performance Materials, a global specialty chemical manufacturer, where she led an initiative to upgrade the company’s IT infrastructure and leveraged technology platforms to help advance operations.

Melissa has also held management positions at: CIO By Request, Cooper Industries, Tyson Foods and Nestle USA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in public administration and political science from California State University, Fullerton. 

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