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



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, rep. CEO


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

  • Cabinet maker and Master in wood science and technology, Uni Hamburg
  • PhD in wood modification, Uni Göttingen/Empa Dübendorf
  • Almost 10 years global B2B adhesives business at Corporate Henkel Engineered Wood

Dr. Christian Lehringer

Chief Product Officer


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 10
Mobile: +41 79 304 48 05

  • International Management
  • New business development & product development
  • Adhesive expertise, expert in adhesive bonding technology
  • Manufacturing and process engineering in the wood industry and adhesive application
  • Sales

Patrick Steiner

Chief Financial Officer & BDM


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


Ilona Eilert
  • BSC (HONS) Business Management
  • Several years of experience as Digital Marketing Manager & Executive in the IT industry
  • Experience in consulting/sales/implementation of CRM marketing software (MS Dynamics 365, ClickDimensions)

Ilona Eilert

Marketing Executive


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 08

Etienne Cabane
  • Polymer scientist and chemical engineer
  • MSc degree in Materials Science from the University of New Hampshire (USA) and PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Basel in Switzerland.
  • As Senior Research Scientist at SWS, Etienne Cabane follows the latest wood innovations.

Dr. Etienne Cabane

R&D, Innovation Manager


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 05


Dr. Walter Sonderegger
  • 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

Pascal Wyss
  • 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

  • Apprenticeship as carpenter (joiner)
  • Bsc degree in wood technology (Salzbourg University of applied Sciences)
  • Msc degree in industrial engineering (MCI Innsbruck)
  • Professional/Internship experience in Austria, Northern Italy, USA and Switzerland

Matthias Kleissl

R&D, Production Engineer


Tel.: +41 44 244 38 11