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PETEC Consulting was founded by Pierre Spahr in 1991. In 2000, Gaudenz Furler joined as a consulting partner.

Dr. Pierre Spahr

Professional Highlights

Chemist with many years of experience in the chemical and construction industry
Focal point: Production, Product- and international Business Development, General Management
Experience in a multicultural organisation; more than 10 years in the UK
Responsible as CEO of an international construction chemical company with a turnover of CHF 100 Mio
Management consultant, non-executive Director and Chairman of small- and medium-sized companies


1990 – today
PETEC Consulting
Founder/Owner und after 2000 consulting partner
Numerous projects in the area of sustainable business development (new markets, product extension, re-engineering, building and implementing of management systems, environmental projects e.g. wood energy). Leadership positions (mandate basis) as Chairman of RSAG Switzerland (see also and president of an association for wood energy in Switzerland (see also ). Board member and associate of CORATEC AG (see also, Chairman of Metallhandwerk Suter AG (see also
President Stiftung Kirchengut Baselland.
1987 – 1990
Meynadier/MBT (Construction chemicals of former Sandoz Ltd)
CEO responsible for the companies in Switzerland and Austria
1985 – 1987
Stia Master Builders (Construction chemicals of former Sandoz Ltd)
Vice-President Europe and responsible for the restructuring and turnaround of all Master Builders company activities in Europe
1972 – 1984
Sandoz Ltd
Production Manager Chemicals & Dyes, Sandoz UK. Responsible for the Business Development of Oilfield Chemicals (Drilling Fluid Additives) in Europe, India and the Emirates. Responsible for all none-traditional business of the Chemicals Division of Sandoz.

Education and Training

1960 – 1964
Laboratory technician, Sandoz Ltd, Basel
1965 – 1968
Engineering diploma in textile chemistry at FH Reutlingen (D)
1968 – 1972
PhD, University of Leeds (GB)
Management Development, Ashridge College (GB)
1972 – today
Several training courses in Strategic Management and Business Development (ZfU), and Quality- and Environmental Management systems (SAQ & SQS)

Born on 10th of May 1944, married, 3 daughters, living at Muttenz near Basel

Dr. Gaudenz H. Furler

Professional Highlights

Chemist with many years experience in the chemical industry
Focal points: Industrial Marketing, Product Management, Quality Management
Experience in an international, multicultural organization; more than 4 years in the US
Many years of experience in General Management
Experience in consulting of companies in the area of sustainable business development


2000 - today

Partner at PETEC Consulting
Several projects in the area of
- Sustainable business development
- Process-oriented integrated management systems
- Wastewater treatment
- Sustainable energy (heat pumps, biomass)
- Development of strategies
- Project management
- Promotion activities in the northwestern part of Switzerland (mandate basis) for unimon (see in the area of online measurement and monitoring of drinking and waste water
- Promotion and Marketing (mandate basis) for Infrapark Baselland (now GETEC PARK.SWISS see

1986 - 2000

CIBA-GEIGY Inc. later Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc.
Pigments Division

- Various leadership positions in Marketing, Quality Management, Product Management
- 6 years member of the Management Committee of the Business Unit (BU) High Value Pigments with a turnover of 400 Mio US $/a Set-up of a process-oriented, integrated (Q & EHS) Management-System for the BU High Value Pigments
- During 3 years responsible for the business segment mixed metal oxides for coatings and plastics with 10 Mio US $ turnover/a

Education and Training

1975 - 1984
Studies in chemistry at the university of Basel, PhD in physical chemistry
1984 - 1985
Post-Doc Fellowship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
1986 - today
Several training courses in Management, Marketing, technical and applicational aspects of pigments, Quality Management, Balanced Scorecard

Born on February 23, 1955; married; 2 sons; living at Basel, Switzerland