On January 1th 2020, Pini Group has appointed Werner Kalunder as Head of the German Region of Switzerland and Director of the Zurich branch.
Werner Kalunder brings over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, as regional manager and member of the management board of an engineering company, as CEO in the building materials industry and as managing director of a construction company.
The development and implementation of strategies for growth in existing and new markets are the central focus of his unconventional professional career. After completing his education as a graduate in natural sciences at the ETH Zurich, he worked 10 years in the field of waste and environmental consulting for the federal government, cantons, cities, and municipalities. After successful management training at the IAP Zurich, he accepted an offer from one of the largest producers of building materials in the Zurich region, where he implemented with great success the replacement of primary building materials with recycled materials in the production of concrete, hydraulically stabilized foundation layers, cold and hot mixes and unbound gravel mixes for infrastructure construction. He then headed this company as CEO.
As managing director of a construction company (civil engineering, building construction, reconstruction & renovation, special civil engineering), he gained valuable experience in the producing construction industry, before he moved to the French-speaking part of Switzerland where he has lived for the last 8 years. There he successfully developed a Swiss-German engineering company and expanded it to a significant player with a considerable market share.