Stuart Kippelman is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Platform Specialty Products (PSP), a global, diversified producer of high-tech specialty chemicals and provider of technical services. The business involves the formulation of a broad range of solutions-oriented specialty chemicals, which are sold into multiple industries, including agrochemical, animal health, electronics, graphic arts, plating, and offshore oil production and drilling.
Stuart previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Covanta. He leads all aspects of global IT, leveraging innovative technologies to transform the way the business runs and generates revenue. For his transformational work at Covanta, Stuart has received numerous prestigious industry recognitions including Top 100 CIO's in STEM 2015, Computerworld’s 2014 Premier IT Leader Award and the CIO.com Top 100 Award in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Prior to joining Covanta, Stuart held many leadership and technical roles of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson. He was Corporate Director of Technology M&A and Emerging Market Growth, CIO/CTO of Health & Wellness, Vice President of Global Infrastructure Technology Engineering, and Development, as well as other roles in engineering, architecture, research, portfolio management, deployment, and operations.
Stuart is a monthly guest columnist on WSJ, and is a featured blogger on Computerworld.com. He holds multiple patents in data mining, and Business Intelligence. As an accomplished speaker, he is a frequent presenter at many major industry conferences, delivering keynote presentations on a wide variety of topics ranging from Leadership, Innovation, Mobile Computing, Consumerization of IT, Cloud, and Cybersecurity.
Stuart is actively engaged in helping guide and develop the next generation of IT leadership and serves as a career mentor both for Columbia University's Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program, as well as the CIO Executive Council Pathways program.
Stuart holds an M.B.A. in Technology Management and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Phoenix. He, his wife, and daughter resided in West Palm Beach, Florida.