Swiss Wood Solutions

We are an interdisciplinary team of experts covering the domains of wood and adhesive technology, material science and chemistry, certification, innovation, corporate development and marketing. We look forward to using our expertise to find solutions to your ideas and challenges!

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  • Studies in wood economics and technology at the University of Hamburg
  • Doctoral thesis and management of a research group at Empa Dübendorf and ETH Zurich
  • Research engineer and project manager in the wood industry in Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the USA
  • He is the inventor and developer of the production technology of two Beaufort products for Audi vehicles
  • Oliver Kläusler is co-founder and first CEO of Swiss Wood Solutions

Dr. Oliver Kläusler

Chief Executive Officer


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 01
Mobile: +41 79 819 72 77

  • Chemistry studies at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster
  • Doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute in Potsdam
  • Head of the research group for hierarchical nanobiological materials at ETH Zurich for many years

Dr. Munish Chanana

Head of R&D


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 02
Mobile: +41 76 688 70 02

  • Violin maker degree at the violin making school in Brienz
  • Master's degree in wood engineering at the Biel University of Applied Sciences
  • Doctorate at the University of Munich

Dr. Gaspard Clerc

Chief Technology Officer


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 03

  • Studies of business administration with focus on marketing, University of Basel & University of St.Gall (HSG)
  • 20+ years of experience in B2C (FMCG & book retailing)
  • Strategy development
  • Business development

Irina Jermann

Head of Sales & Marketing


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 13
Mobile: +41 79 932 91 89

  • International management
  • New business development & product development
  • Adhesive knowledge, expert in adhesive bonding technology
  • Production and process engineering in the wood industry and adhesive application
  • Sales

Patrick Steiner

Chief Financial Officer & BDM, 
rep. CEO


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 09
Mobile: +41 79 816 86 68


  • MSc in materials management at ETH Zurich
  • PhD in solid state physics at ETH Zurich
  • Consulting in IT banking
  • Founder of the start-up Potiio - drinking bottle for sweet drinks with minimal sugar content

Dr. Cédric Sax

R&D Manager


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 12

  • Studies/PhD in wood science at the ETH Zurich
  • Wood engineer at the Institute for Building Materials at ETH
  • Deep expertise in wood mechanics, wood physics and hydrothermal compaction methods
  • Author of a large number of research articles in journals and reference books on wood and wood physics

Dr. Walter Sonderegger

Quality Manager


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 04


  • MSc Industrial Chemistry at the University of Zurich
  • Experience in the field of production
  • Since 2021 working as Sales Engineer at SWS

Pascal Wyss

Sales Representative


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 06


Regula Bissig



Tel.: +41 44 244 38 05


Sabrina Gisler

Production Employee




Monika Mesic

Production Employee