Novelis' Karen Renner Named Georgia CIO of the Year

ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, announced today that Karen Renner, Novelis Vice President and Chief Information Officer, was  named Georgia CIO of the Year® by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Renner was presented with the award for top technology executive in Georgia in the global category at a ceremony today in Atlanta.

"Karen's leadership has been critical to the company's successful transformation into a globally integrated industry leader over the last few years and this impressive recognition is so well deserved," said Novelis President and Chief Executive Officer Phil Martens.  "She is a technology executive who is a strong business partner, an innovative and strategic thinker and an advocate for her employees.  We are very fortunate to have Karen on our team."

Renner was honored by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association for her leadership, business value creation, innovation and community involvement.   Finalists for each of the four categories were selected from 125 nominations and winners were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges including prior Georgia CIO of the Year® award winners.

Responsible for the development and execution of the global information technology and business information strategy at Novelis, Renner joined the company in 2010 from GE, where she spent nearly 20 years in progressively senior IT leadership roles.  Under her leadership, Novelis has undergone a significant technology transformation, including the deployment of global standards, introduction of new tools and support to enable employees to work more efficiently and the implementation of an enterprise resource planning platform.

About Novelis
Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. The company operates in nine countries, has approximately 11,000 employees and reported revenue of $9.8 billion for its 2013 fiscal year. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to automotive, transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and consumer electronics markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America.  The company is part of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at

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