Topolytics makes four key hires as it continues ambitious expansion plans

29th March 2021

Edinburgh-based waste-tech firm Topolytics has announced four new key hires, bringing its team up to 12, as it continues its ambitious growth plans on the back of a successful 2019/20.

Michael Lloyd joins the award-winning company as Chief Product Officer.  Michael is a business leader with extensive senior management and board experience.  He has a proven track record structuring and managing teams to optimise product development, delivery, and customer success. He was an early hire into Craneware, the leading AIM-listed healthcare software provider, latterly heading up the Product Management Office.  He has subsequently taken senior roles with Scottish tech startups such a Qikserve and SnapDragon-IP.

Chris Greening, the new Head of Engineering, has more than 26 years of experience in the tech industry with over 20 of those in senior leadership positions. Chris brings a wealth of experience having worked in mobile telecoms, retail banking, fintech, e-commerce and mobile app development.  Latterly he has taken CTO roles at Scottish tech startups such as CareSourcer, MRM and Stampede.

Michael Antczak has been appointed as senior front-end software engineer, after contracting with Topolytics and having studied and worked at the University of Edinburgh.  Michael is also a leading light in the Scottish REACT community. 

Kenneth Porter joins Topolytics as a data scientist.  He is an Environmental Science PhD and worked in environmental regulation before joining TVSquared, the leading TV analytics business, where he worked on a range of data science projects.

All four new hires are crucial in driving the company forward, with plans in place to expand the team further throughout 2021.

The expansion comes after recent UK and global success. Topolytics has been working with DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) to use WasteMap to create a digital waste regulation system for the UK, analysing the hundreds of millions of regulated waste movements around the country each year. Topolytics has also worked with leading consumer product companies such as Coca-Cola and BrewDog to track and analyse waste flows.  Topolytics also recently won an Innovation Award at the UK’s National Recycling Awards 2021, on the back of winning the Google Cloud and SAP global Circular Economy 2030 Contest.

Dr Michael Groves, CEO at Topolytics said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to attract four strong and experienced professionals into Team Topo.  They will play a vital role in moving the company forward as we take WasteMap® and associated analytics into new markets globally. Like other industries, waste and resources management is trying to maximise the opportunities created by new technologies and different market expectations.  We are proud to be at the forefront of this global shift towards industry 4.0 and a circular economy.  We constantly learn and develop WasteMap® to ensure that we remain as a market leader in helping forward-thinking businesses make waste visible, verifiable and valuable.”

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