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Reto Maurer, Head of the Land Systems competence sector in a short interview

Kaj-Gunnar Sievert, specialist area Communications, Resources and Support

What makes your work at armasuisse so fascinating? Sent as SMS

The interesting diversity of the goods to be procured and the resulting challenges to be met every day. Sent as SMS

Which are your three most important work tools? Sent as SMS

Apart from my notebook and mobile phone, it is above all the personal contact with my management team and with all the KB LA colleagues. This is definitely too little at the moment. Sent as SMS

When is the team performance important and when the individual performance? Sent as SMS

The services provided in the team by our colleagues lead to shared success – ultimately for the security of our beautiful country. Sent as SMS

From which of your professional experiences does the main customer, the Armed Forces, benefit from the most? Sent as SMS

From my long-term international experience in the defence technology sector “on the other side of the table” as a representative of the supplier. Sent as SMS

Can leadership be learned? Sent as SMS

Partly, yes. What is most important for me is that I like the people with whom I work. Sent as SMS

What has changed in your management style with the pandemic/home workplace? Sent as SMS

Very little, contact with my colleagues is currently maintained mainly via Skype & Co. Sent as SMS

How do you switch off from work? Sent as SMS

I am a model airplane enthusiast. My models are equipped with an autopilot and independently fly predefined routes, for example, to take great landscape photos.  Sent as SMS

Brief profile

Reto Maurer has been Head of the Land Systems competence sector at armasuisse since 2016. His area of responsibility covers multiple procurement projects for the Army. The graduate mechanical engineer (FH) and industrial engineer (HTL/STV) held several positions, including those of project manager and sales director, in the private sector. Reto Maurer also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde Graduate School.