CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, is proud to announce that its Chief Information Officer Creighton Warren has been named a ‘Premier 100 Technology Leader’ by Computerworld, a leading information technology (IT) media brand that covers the breadth of business technology. Warren joins an esteemed list of 100 business leaders who are contributing to their industries through exceptional technology strategy and innovative approaches to organizational challenges.
Now in its 18th year, the awards program honors technology and business leaders from a wide range of industries. As a recipient, Warren was recognized for his critical technology leadership within USG. Warren’s guidance enables USG’s skilled teams to conceptualize, design and deliver impactful business solutions, and his execution of a multifaceted IT strategy helped USG outperform the market during the construction industry rebound.
“Creighton Warren plays an integral role in leading the digital transformation of our company,” said Matt Hilzinger, USG Corporation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “We strive for better ways to serve our customers and employees, and the IT strategies implemented by Creighton and his team have helped us improve everything from our operations to our profitability. We have transformed into a leaner, more agile organization, which enhances our position as an industry leader.”
“I am honored to be recognized among my technology industry peers as a ‘Premier 100 Technology Leader,’” said Warren. “This award is truly a reflection of our entire team’s efforts. I am proud to lead our talented IT team who continues USG’s legacy of industry leadership and ensures our IT programs serve as an important foundation to help us provide excellent service to our customers.”
Since joining USG in 2003, Warren has led the development and execution of a business-focused IT strategy. In his current role as USG’s Chief Information Officer, he leads technology efforts from strategy through implementation and operations. During his tenure, USG’s IT team has become increasingly customer-centric with improved technology training and proactive service delivery that supports business results. Warren was accountable for the IT portion of a significant customer satisfaction initiative involving the company-wide deployment of Oracle eBusiness Suite across more than 50 manufacturing facilities. In 2014 his leadership team received the ‘Most Effective IT Team’ award sponsored by the Chicagoland chapters of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).
The Computerworld ‘Premier 100 Technology Leaders’ were recognized during an awards ceremony on March 22, 2017 at the AGENDA Conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, which was co-produced by CIO, Computerworld and the CIO Executive Council.
For more information about USG and its commitment to advancing the manufacturing industry, visit usg.com.
About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is an industry leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.
About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards
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 survey 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: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders.