BEACHWOOD, Ohio, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Aleris has named Steven A. Faas senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Faas joins the company today and will lead all Information Technology (IT) activities for the company, including global enterprise resource planning.
Faas joins Aleris from Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC, where he served as CIO/IT Operations executive since 2008. Before joining Cerberus, he was a consultant with the IT Turnaround Services practice at AlixPartners, LLP. Prior to that, Faas was vice president and CIO for ITT Corporation. He began his career at General Electric Company, and served for 18 years in Finance, Human Resources, Operations and IT roles, including as CIO for GE Energy Products.
"Steve brings a wealth of experience in IT to this important role," said Steven J. Demetriou, Aleris chairman and chief executive officer. "His outstanding leadership and execution skills, and strong business orientation, will enable us to use IT more strategically in support of our growth objectives."
Faas has a B.B.A. in Accounting and a B.S. in Computer Science from Siena College. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Aleris is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company operates more than 40 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.aleris.com.
SOURCE Aleris International, Inc.