Manchester-based digital construction solutions firm Open ECX has appointed Nathan Ollier as CEO.

Ollier joins from enterprise software solutions provider Advanced and will be tasked with growing the firm’s solution into other sectors in the supply chain as well as in its current construction and manufacturing sectors.

He was previously COO at Kirona Solutions Ltd, acquired by Advanced in 2019, before taking the lead as VP, finance and spend management solutions at Advanced.

Ollier takes over the CEO role from founder Matthew Jones.

“I feel incredibly privileged to be taking on the position of CEO at Open ECX,” said Ollier. “The work that Matthew and the team have done over the past few years, bringing cutting-edge technology and solutions to the construction industry, has helped shape the sector for the better. 

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“I look forward to working closely with Matthew as we further drive Open ECXs positive impact on the industry.

“With economic pressures being what they are, it’s never been more important to provide construction firms with market-leading solutions to help drive efficiency, streamline ordering and purchasing and continue to improve the impact of technology in this sector.”

Jones added: “It’s a great honour to be welcoming Nathan into Open ECX, and I’ve no doubt he’ll be instrumental in our next chapter. As the digitisation of the construction industry has continued to evolve, so has Open ECX and Nathan’s appointment as CEO is the latest of many exciting evolutions to come for us.

“I have no doubt that Nathan will excel in this new position and will drive Open ECX to new heights, positioning the company in exciting new sectors and utilising his business software development skills to improve our products for our clients for the foreseeable future.”

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