Carol Peters
Production Manager
A.O. Smith Water Products Company
McBee, SC

“A foundation of technical education is a must so be inquisitive and never stop learning. You will only succeed by working with people. All processes are designed, operated and maintained by people. Ask questions and listen to the answers.  Someone (you never know who) might have a great idea!”

Carol oversees all aspects of manufacturing at A.O. Smith Corporation’s Commercial Water Heater operations.  She manages capital projects, continuous improvement projects and process engineering projects while ensuring timely delivery of daily output.
At A.O. Smith, Carol took on the responsibilities of several staff-level management positions and project leadership roles.  Carol managed installation of a new paint washer system on time, under budget and with no disruption of service.  She developed a new product introduction process, led numerous quality initiatives and worked to put complete and on-time deliveries on an upward trend.  As a Six Sigma black belt, she developed and led training that resulted in 30 certified Green Belts and over $750,000 in savings.

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