Schüttflix, Germany’s first digital platform for all kinds of bulk goods, recently announced the appointment of management team members with a new Chief Technology Officer and the new Head of Data & Business Intelligence division.
Effective April 1st, Lars Schüttemeyer has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer while Alexander Rupp was designated as Head of Data & Business Intelligence.
Both appointees will be responsible for the further development of the app for the German company that provides a digital marketplace and delivery platform for bulk construction supplies.
The 37-year-old North German Schüttemeyer, who will lead as Schüttflix’s Chief Technology Officer, comes from the multi-mobility provider FreeNow (formerly MyTaxi) and was most recently Vice President of Engineering there.
He was responsible for developing the FreeNow app as a “mobility as a service” platform.
Meanwhile, Alexander Rupp from Hürth joins Schüttflix from the market leader for rental car brokerage, SilverTours.
As Head of Data & BI, the 31-year-old Rupp built up the BI team at SilverTours over the past few years and was most recently also responsible for product development as Head of Product & BI.
“With the recent appointments, Schüttflix’s IT teams, under the leadership of Schüttemeyer, will continue to expand the platform into a marketplace. Thanks to the deep integration of the partners through real-time interfaces, future ordering processes can be optimized in terms of time and executed with significantly greater precision,” the company said in a statement.
Weighing systems are integrated directly into the Schüttflix platform and combined with information from onboard devices from truck manufacturers or the yield management systems of the quarries and gravel works. The fully systemic integration of producers, freight forwarders, drivers, and customers not only eliminates manual work, but it also creates transparency and optimizes the interaction of all market participants.
Moreover, Rupp’s BI team plans to use data and forecast models to better predict future requirements and to further increase the transparency of market participants with regard to prices and availability. The use of data and forecast models is also economically efficient as well as promotes sustainability and environmental protection.
“With Lars Schüttemeyer we have gained a proven expert for the digital organization of large transport fleets,” says Schüttflix founder and CEO Christian Hülsewig.
“Lars brings with him a bunch of new approaches and ideas from the taxi world. We can and want to learn a lot from this. Alexander Rupp has been at home in eCommerce & SupplyChain Management for 10 years and is very familiar with business and technology. We have grown enormously in the past few months and with these two positions we are positioning ourselves broadly and innovatively for the future,” Hülsewig said.
“After many years of taxis, scooters, and cars, I now have to deal with the really big vehicles,” Schüttemeyer said.
“I am delighted to be able to help shape a platform at Schüttflix that is already working excellently and revolutionizing an entire industry from the ground up. That is digitization in the best and most consistent sense, “he said
For his appointment, Rupp said what Schüttflix has achieved since 2019 is “impressive and, in the most positive and best sense of the word, disruptive,”
“I am happy to be part of this exciting development. For me, the main thing now is to make prices and the flow of goods even more transparent in order to make the market as efficient as possible for customers and partners,” Rupp shared.
The Schüttflix app is already used to digitally link Germany’s largest fleet of bulk goods vehicles with over 15,000 trucks.
Since the app was launched in 2019, monthly sales have grown by an average of 40 percent and the app now unites over 2,800 partners. The company relies on simple and intuitive operation in its app during the entire ordering and delivery process.