Paul Novak is a Vice President of IT at A.O. Smith, the world’s leading manufacturer of water heaters and water technology. A.O. Smith is a $3B global manufacturer headquartered in Milwaukee with IT centered in Nashville. It has multiple manufacturing sites across North American, Europe and Asia focused on water heaters, boilers, filters and softeners.
Paul has responsibility for all infrastructure, cloud, information security, IT operations and governance. Over the past 5 years, Paul and his team have focused on creating a standardized, state of the art architecture across all layers of IT, while implementing a common business process within a single ERP system.
He has over 25 years of IT experience working in both industry and consulting. He started his career working for Accenture for 14 years, followed by industry jobs at Ecolab and Target. He then started his own consulting company before coming to A.O. Smith in 2013. Paul has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.