Binu Mathew, a veteran of 30 years in leading product development and strategy for software technology companies, has joined automotive retail platform Tekion as its chief technology officer.

In his new role, Mathew will lead the engineering, product management and design teams and drive the company’s technology strategy, product development and delivery to ensure the seamless integration of artificial intelligence, data science and digital innovations to enhance Tekion platform capabilities and value to its customers.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to meet the automotive industry’s demand for reliable generative AI,” CEO Jay Vijayan said. “Binu’s experience and leadership will be instrumental in scaling our technology platform and expanding our AI capabilities.”

Mathew’s responsibilities include scaling Tekion’s product and technology infrastructure to support rapid growth, as well as enhancing system security and reliability, and promoting cross-functional collaboration to accelerate product development cycles.

By aligning technological advancements with Tekion’s business objectives, the company said, Mathew will play a “crucial role” in driving the company’s performance and product-market expansion.

“Generative AI is opening immense possibilities for businesses, and it has the potential to revolutionize the entire customer experience for dealers,” he said. “I am already impressed by the depth and breadth of Tekion’s platform and the value it is delivering to the automotive industry.

“I’m excited to join the team and look forward to helping scale the technology capabilities further at a time when both industry tailwinds and company growth are accelerating.”

Mathew most recently served as senior vice president of products and engineering for C3 A and previously was CTO and general manager in the oil and gas, energy and process manufacturing sectors. He has held senior executive positions with Baker Hughes and Oracle, and leadership roles with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Citicorp Overseas Software Ltd.