AJ Smith is the Global VP/GM of the Pro Install Comfort (HVAC) business based in Golden Valley, MN. An executive leader with over 15 years of experience and a background in both business and hard science, he is responsible for the P&L of the Pro Comfort business globally, defining the strategy, building high performance teams and instituting a management operating system to grow both top and bottom lines.
Prior to this role, AJ was the VP/GM of the EES Homes Americas business where he had responsibility for the HVAC business across all channels – Retail, Pro, and OEM. AJ also held previous VP/GM roles for the EES Air & Water (Homes & Buildings) business and the EES Global Field Devices (Buildings) businesses. These roles were subsequent to his tenure with Honeywell’s Sensing & IoT business.
Before joining Honeywell, AJ worked for Eaton Corporation in various marketing roles supporting advanced technology and innovation that included Strategic Marketing Manager and Product Marketing Manager. Prior to working with Eaton, AJ worked for Cargill, Inc., a global supplier of food products and the largest private company in the world.
AJ holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business with specializations in Finance, Strategic Management, and International Business.