The Saanen municipal council has decided to employ the 55-year-old construction manager, who will be Thomas Frutschi's successor. Hans Ulrich Maurer will take up his new post as head of the Department for Building Inspection, Spatial Planning and Infrastructures (BSI) on 1 May 2019.
After Thomas Frutschi left the Saanen region at the end of last year, the municipal authorities widely advertised the vacant post. Just like the other applicants, Hans Ulrich Maurer went through the evaluation process and was assessed.
At the end of this careful selection process and based on the very positive results, the municipal council awarded Maurer the post of BSI manager. He will assume his new role on 1 May 2019.
Maurer's career to date has included working as an executive in the construction industry and as a construction manager in the administrative sector. He’s also been the department head of freight and property valuations. So, the new BSI head feels very much at home in an environment with complex demands and challenges.
Expertise and management skills
Hans Ulrich Maurer, who currently lives in Ennetbürgen with his wife, trained as a carpenter before his career path finally led him to the role of construction manager. Most recently, he was the managing director of a timber construction company in central Switzerland. Before then, he worked as a construction manager in the city of Thun and as a department manager for freight valuations in the canton of Nidwalden.
The local council and the management board are convinced that Hans Ulrich Maurer will be a competent and popular new member of the municipal team.
Based on AvS / City council of Saanen
Translated by Justine Hewson