chembid Expands Management with Chief Technology Officer

29 January 2020

Marc Riley will be responsible for the technical development of the chembid platform as Chief Technology Officer from February 2020 onwards.

Marc Riley, a longtime and experienced Technology Manager, will start at chembid in February and fill the position of Technical Director.

Prior to this, he worked for the German media group Bertelsmann AG as Chief Technology Officer for more than a decade.

Not only was he able to gain extensive IT and development experience but he also took over the technical management of various start-up spin-offs of the group.

Christian Bürger, Managing Director of chembid, believes that the company is now in a better position for the future: "With Marc, we have gained an experienced technology and data expert, who will help chembid – as one of the leading platforms in the digital chemicals and plastics business – advance technologically further to the top of our field, and thus also support our customers and partners even better in their digital business success.”

As Technical Director, Riley will coordinate internal and external development teams and manage the technical implementation of new projects.

In addition to the responsibility of technical operations, he will also be overseeing the ongoing development of the platform and the technical expansion of the business model.

The CTO will play a key role in advancing search engine technology with the help of digitalisation drivers, such as big data analytics and machine learning.

The platform users will benefit from the industry insights gained in the form of chembid services.

In particular, premium suppliers, who have registered for the PRO Supplier membership, which will be available from now on, will benefit from a broader range of features and services and additional industry information.

Users will be able to harness market potential more effectively and address customers more efficiently.

Chemical and plastics buyers can look forward to continuous improvements in the search algorithm and filter options, which, in turn, will guarantee an even better search experience.

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