ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2010 – Novelis Inc., the world’s leading producer of aluminum rolled products and beverage can recycling, today announced the appointments of Karen K. Renner as Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective October 25, 2010, and Kim Adler as Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs, effective October 18, 2010.
Joining Novelis as Vice President and CIO, a new position for the company, Ms. Renner will lead the development of global enabling technology, providing high quality business solutions and support structures to strengthen the company’s information technology infrastructure. In addition, Ms. Renner will serve on the Novelis Executive Committee.
“Novelis is intensely focused on being the world’s most innovative and profitable aluminum rolled products company, and our IT systems and operations play a critical role in our success,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Philip Martens. “Karen has an excellent reputation as an industry veteran with the experience and vision to build a more advanced IT infrastructure for Novelis to deliver on our goals.”
Ms. Renner comes to Novelis from General Electric Company where she spent the last 18 years in progressively senior IT leadership roles including CIO of GE Energy Shared Services and CIO, GE Security. Most recently, Ms. Renner served as CIO, GE Digital Energy. Ms. Renner earned her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University.
As Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs, Ms. Adler will develop a comprehensive global communications strategy for the company. Ms. Adler will also serve on the Novelis Executive Committee.
“Kim is a highly regarded communications professional who brings a fresh approach to internal and external messaging at Novelis,” said Mr. Martens. “As we continue to build the Novelis brand as the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, Kim’s expertise and enthusiasm will strengthen connections with our employees, customers and other key stakeholders.”
Ms. Adler was previously head of Corporate Communications for Freudenberg-NOK and Freudenberg North America. Prior to her time at Freudenberg, she was Senior Director, Communications, ArvinMeritor, Inc. and previously held executive level communications consulting positions at companies including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Ford Motor Company and Visteon. Ms. Adler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Michigan.