Günther Eberhard merges a thorough knowledge of the chemical industry, its technologies, structures and channels-to-market with a keen business sense and a well developed awareness for cross-cultural issues.
Before joining DistriConsult as a Senior Partner in 2009, Günther spent over 25 years in line and project management roles in basic and specialty chemicals manufacturing, materials technology and chemicals distribution. Starting off in R&D at Dow Chemical he later moved to technical sales, strategic planning and marketing. During several years he was involved in defining the company’s approach to channel-management and selection of distribution partners. He subsequently became the head of corporate development at Von Roll, one of Switzerland’s industrial leader in the foundry and engineering industry, executing a number of strategic acquisitions and divestments. After several years in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) advisory at KPMG, Günther worked as Director of purchasing & logistics for Prochem AG, a successful privately owned Swiss specialty chemical distributor that realized significant growth by broadening its supplier and product portfolios. Most recently he helped integrate the company into NRC, a leading European specialty chemical distributor group.
A seasoned practitioner in many aspects of strategic planning, business development, project management and M&A, he is also an expert in channel management, with an high reputation in the chemical distribution industry. He is aware of the different needs and approaches of both types of companies: large corporate firms and small and medium sized family-owned enterprises.
Günther is a German & Swiss national who holds a Master in Chemical Engineering / Diplom-Ingenieur (Univ.) from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen-Nürnberg (1983) as well as a Master in Industrial Engineering / Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur from Fernuniversität GH Hagen (1996). He is also an alumnus of IMD in Lausanne, having completed the ”Leading Technology Enterprise” program for senior executives in 1999. A fluent speaker of English and German he is based in the Zurich area and has already worked on projects on both sides of the Atlantic.
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