Advanced Purchasing Dynamics Names Wolfgang Greil as President of SYRE Purchasing Software Solution

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Former Infor Vice President Brings 20 Years’ Experience to the Purchasing Authority

Advanced Purchasing Dynamics (APD), the Purchasing Authority for manufacturers, today announced that Wolfgang Greil has joined the company as president of its SYRE purchasing software solution, reporting to Jeoffrey Burris, APD founder and principal. Greil joins SYRE with nearly 20 years of leadership experience in enterprise software.

In his role as president of SYRE, Greil will have global responsibility for the customer-facing functions of sales, marketing and professional services, with a focus on creating and increasing value for its parent company, APD.

SYRE is a cloud software solution and precision cost engineering service, which delivers a real-time assessment of supply chain operations and helps identify ways to streamline processes and lower costs. SYRE delivers a connected enterprise for manufacturers, helping their purchasing departments build should-be cost models, validate and improve procurement cost structures and identify where material cost reductions might occur. Learn more about SYRE here.

“Wolfgang is a pioneer of the software industry, having grown various software companies to a market leadership position,” said Jeoff Burris, principal, APD. “I am excited to have Wolfgang join the team and help me continue to build a great purchasing software company, which will further enhance our position as the Purchasing Authority for the manufacturing sector.”

Greil joins APD most recently from Infor, an enterprise resource planning software provider, where he most recently held the position of vice president, general manager of the automotive division. Prior to Infor, Greil served as the CEO of Brain North America before the company merged with Infor; he has also led operations as CEO of R& H America, an enterprise software company.

“I am thrilled to join SYRE because I believe this purchasing software – in conjunction with an outstanding company filled with knowledgeable and experienced experts in the procurement process – is going to revolutionize purchasing in the manufacturing sector,” said Greil. “APD developed SYRE to run cost savings projects and to compare supplier quotes to should-be cost models, delivering a connected enterprise that lowers costs and increases efficiencies. When Jeoff built APD, he created a one-stop shop for everything related to the purchasing process. I’m honored to help Jeoff continue his vision and create further value for customers and employees.”

About Advanced Purchasing Dynamics
Advanced Purchasing Dynamics (APD), the Purchasing Authority, provides manufacturers with market-leading solutions to streamline all facets of procurement and purchasing operations. Companies partnering with APD benefit from six service components: SYRE purchasing software, cost engineering, training, placement/recruitment, consulting and optimization of purchasing processes. Manufacturers gain value through APD by “should be” cost modeling, and automated purchasing analytics and reporting, resulting in improved decision-making. With the Purchasing Authority, enterprises decrease costs and improve bottom lines. Find more information on APD’s website.

NOTE: Photo of Wolfgang Greil is available upon request.

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