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Computerworld Names Covanta's Stuart Kippelman to Premier 100 IT Leaders

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 12/06/13 -- IDG's Computerworld has named Covanta CIO and Vice President Stuart Kippelman as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year's Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. Mr. Kippelman is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of IT at Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy.

"The Premier 100 awards program, now in its 15th year, shines a well-deserved spotlight on a group of talented, creative and hard-working men and women. These IT executives are driving technology innovation in business, education and government across the country and around the world," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Technology advances quickly, and these leaders excel at keeping pace with the changing needs of customers and employees, and making fast technology decisions that map to their organizations' top priorities. They have developed a deep bench of talented IT staffers at their organizations and managed to keep their own skills fresh by constantly mastering new technologies and processes. We are privileged to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2014 Premier 100 honorees."

Covanta's Energy-from-Waste facilities provide a safe, sustainable waste disposal method that reduces greenhouse gases and produces clean, renewable energy from municipal solid waste. IT at Covanta, led by Mr. Kippelman, supports these vital services by remaining firmly focused on its end-user customers, delivering business applications across the enterprise including operations, sales, marketing and finance, while working to enhance efficiencies as well as the customer experience.

"It's an honor to be recognized as a Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree," said Stuart Kippelman, chief information officer and vice president at Covanta Energy. "It's our goal to assist in developing initiatives that improve business efficiencies, employee productivity and deliver new tools to the organization that allow us to maintain a leadership position in the Energy-from-Waste industry."

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be held at Computerworld's annual Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference, to be held March 2-4, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona. More information is available at www.premier100.com.

About the Premier 100
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld's IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at: www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders

About Covanta
Covanta Energy Corporation is an internationally recognized owner and operator of large-scale Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy projects and a recipient of the Energy Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Covanta's 44 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using that municipal solid waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean, renewable electricity and approximately 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.covantaenergy.com.

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