R. Brandon Redwine is the Corporate Indirect Commodity Manager for A.O. Smith, a global leader in residential and commercial water heaters, boilers, and water treatment. In his current role, he is tasked with leading the Indirect Procurement Organization to attain Commercial Excellence across the Capital, Services and MRO procurement areas.
His career has included 12 years in the Tier I automotive sector and 14 years with Eastman Chemical Company, where he spearheaded their C-TPAT implementation and led the packaging procurement group. His experience also includes time spent in both operations and manufacturing, with the last 18 in the Direct and Indirect Procurement areas. He has focused on both Tactical and Strategic Sourcing of raw materials, imports, exchanges & conversions, and MRO. Brandon is a generalist and “big picture” strategic thinker who employs a heavy dose of context to help him and his team to analyze and understand the history behind a given position.
Brandon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tusculum University in Greeneville, TN with a BS in Organizational Management and holds both C.P.M. and CPSM certifications.