Say hello to our newest team member!
26 January 2018, 9:47 am
Say hello to our newest team member!
Say hello to our newest team member!

At the beginning of the year, we welcomed two new team members! Robin is one of them and will support our co-founder Heribert-Josef Lakemeyer in Product Development.

Robin is 25 years old and grew up in a small town near Freiburg in Southern Germany. When he was younger, he always liked eating pancakes and playing soccer with his friends and then developed his passion for chemistry and economics in high school, which is why he decided to study business chemistry in Düsseldorf (lucky for us!). “I didn’t see my future in the laboratory”, Robin explained, “but I still wanted to study natural sciences.”

To gain further experience in the field, Robin took a year off university between his bachelor’s and master’s program. “I really like traveling and I’ve always wanted to live abroad, at least for a while”, he remembers. Robin ended up in Singapore for an internship with DKSH, then went on to study at UC Santa Barbara for a semester and finished his gap year at Brenntag for another internship. After that, he went back to the University of Düsseldorf to complete his master’s degree and started working with the PINPOOLS team as a student trainee.

Robin’s current task in the PINPOOLS team is mostly product management. At Brenntag he had already gained some experience in product databases, and he’s momentarily working on optimizing the product hierarchy of all products offered on PINPOOLS (according to him, that’s about 10 000 products!). Due to his expertise in both product management and chemistry, he’s the perfect man for the job. From time to time he also supports Alex and Anka in marketing as well.

When asked about why he decided to work for PINPOOLS, Robin said: “I like the whole idea of PINPOOLS. Digitalization is a highly relevant topic in the chemical industry and it’s a lot of fun to be working on something so innovative.” Also, he enjoys the whole “start-up experience” that comes with working for PINPOOLS and the team as such.

In the future, Robin’s goal for his work at PINPOOLS is to utilize his expertise in chemistry to optimize the platform for its users. He wants to make it easier for them to navigate around the platform, find products and improve the overall experience with PINPOOLS.

In case you have any questions related to the products offered on PINPOOLS, feel free to contact Robin at We’re excited to have him with us and can’t wait to see how PINPOOLS will develop with him as our newest team member!

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