Presently, Werner Karlen occupies the position of Chief Executive Officer of Fr. Sauter AG and Chief Executive Officer for Sauter Italia SpA. Dr. Karlen is also on the board of Geberit AG, Fr. Sauter Holding AG and LS-Sauter Co., Ltd.
He previously was Chief Executive Officer of Implenia AG, Chief Operating Officer of Biella-Neher Holding AG, Chief Operating Officer of Phoenix Mecano AG, Managing Director at ait-deutschland GmbH, Project Manager at Mckinsey & Co., Inc. (Switzerland) and Sales Engineer at ABB Power Generation AG.
He received an undergraduate degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen.