Research and Development Manager, A.O. Smith Corporation
Josh Smith is a Research and Development Manager at A. O. Smith Corporation. In this role, Josh sets strategic priorities for drinking water and air quality sensor technology developments and leads a team of researchers to advance sensor application projects from ideation to readiness for new product implementation. Additionally, Josh helps collaborate with external research partners including universities, startup companies, organizations such as The Water Council and accelerator programs like the BREW. Previously, Josh contributed to the design of the world’s first touch screen avionics platform at Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins).
Josh graduated from Purdue University in electrical engineering and later earned an MBA from the University of Iowa.
In addition to College Possible, Josh actively supports the United Way among several other Milwaukee area nonprofit organizations.