Biography

Paul W. Jones

Non-Executive Chairman

Director since 2014 
Mr. Jones has served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Rexnord since 2015.  He retired in 2014 as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of A.O. Smith Corporation, a manufacturer of water heating and water treatment systems. Prior to joining A.O. Smith in 2004, Mr. Jones was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Can Company, Inc., a leading provider of containers for personal care, household, paint and industrial products. Mr. Jones previously held various roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer, at Greenfield Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of cutting tools and other material removal products. Mr. Jones currently serves as a director of A.O. Smith and Federal Signal Corporation, where he chairs the nominating and governance committee and is a member of the compensation and benefits committee.  Mr. Jones previously served as a director of WEC Energy Group, Inc., where he was a member of the audit and oversight committee, until his retirement from its board in December 2017, and as a director of Integrys Energy Group, Inc., where he chaired its financial committee and was a member of its audit committee, until its acquisition by WEC Energy Group in 2015.