Leadership

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Juergen Puetter

President

Canadian Timber Structures was founded in December 2010 by Mr. Puetter to provide wind developers with an environment-friendly alternative to steel support structures by taking advantage of BC’s world-class forest resource. Juergen has a long history of converting technological innovations into successful businesses, including Bionaire (air purification), Hydroxyl (water purification), and Aeolis Wind (wind power). In addition to leading CTS and Aeolis Wind, he is also launching Blue Fuel Energy (low-carbon transportation fuels) and BC Methanol (gas-to-liquids). Recognizing his accomplishments, in 2007 the Government of Canada appointed Juergen as chairman of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, a foundation created by the federal government to support development of innovative technological solutions for issues such as climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. In terms of budget, SDTC is the largest such organization in the world.
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Werner Hofstätter

Vice President of Business Development

Canadian Timber Structures has been spearheaded by Werner Hofstätter since April 2010. Mr. Hofstätter brings extensive experience in business development, financial and operational analysis and performance management. His background includes key roles as General Manager of the Corporate Renaissance Group, Director of Operational Analysis for NAV Canada, and Director of Capital Investment and Evaluation Planning for Canada Post. Werner entered the green sector when he briefly served as the Director of the BC Ministry of Forest’s “Wood First Initiative”, where he was instrumental in developing BC’s “Wood First Initiative”, implementing the Wood First Act and promoting innovative technologies such as bio-energy and cross-laminated timber. He holds a Canadian Securities Certificate and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, where he has also lectured in corporate finance. Werner is also the Wood First Advisor to BC’s “Wood Enterprise Coalition”, a partnership between the Canadian Wood Council’s Wood WORKS! Project, FPInnovations and the BC Wood Specialties Group.
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Alan Bryce

Director of Communications

Mr. Bryce has 20 years of experience in the communications field, as director of a communications firm, SAI, the English-language voice of Honda Motor, and as a web content writer, copywriter, scriptwriter, and speechwriter for a broad range of major corporations in Japan. As director of communications at CTS, Alan is applying the skills honed in these endeavors to create for the company a clear and consistent message about the virtues of timber towers and the outstanding opportunity this technology represents for the people of British Columbia and beyond.