September 4, 2020 – Citrine Informatics is expanding its operations to the European Union. By doing so, Citrine aims to collaborate more effectively with its existing and future European customers as they utilize Citrine’s award-winning AI and smart data management platform.
“Citrine has partnered with industry leaders in Europe like Michelin, LANXESS, and AGC Glass Europe, so the next logical step was to expand and provide our clients extensive resources at a closer proximity.”
– Mike Smocer, Citrine’s VP of Global Sales.
Spearheading Citrine’s growth in Europe are two key hires on the business development team, Stefan Keller and Ralf Peters.
Stefan Keller has a track record of creating and driving business growth in specialty polymer products working for innovative materials & chemicals companies over the last 20 years. At PolyOne (now Avient) he led a Corporate Strategic Account team responsible for driving the overall customer relationship and global business growth at key strategic clients. As OEM Business Development Manager at GE Plastics (now SABIC) he led the identification, assessment and closure of new business at major European based OEMs by targeting and developing partnerships to drive innovative material concepts. Stefan is a graduate engineer in plastics technology from the University of Applied Science in Würzburg and is located near Nuremberg, Germany.
Ralf Peters joined Citrine Informatics as Senior Account Executive with almost 30 years of experience in business development, focused on software technology, laboratory automation and related services for the chemicals and materials industry in R&D, Manufacturing and Supply Chain. He held a number of positions at group companies of Dassault Systèmes and at Aspen Technology, including Account Executive, Regional Manager and Global Account Manager. Ralf holds a PhD in Chemistry from Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf and is located near Munich, Germany.