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Peter Winter, Head of competence sector Aeronautical Systems and Programme Director of Air2030 in a short interview

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

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

Every day is different. I experience something new every day. In addition, our work contributes to the security of Switzerland, and that is a special challenge. Sent as SMS

Which project in your competence area challenges you the most at the moment? Sent as SMS

At armasuisse, we are currently in a critical phase in the Air2030 projects «New fighter aircraft» and «Bodluv», as the evaluation report will be completed soon. That is why this project is particularly in focus at the moment. Sent as SMS

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

My long-term project management experience in the area of aviation is a great help to me in coping with the daily challenges. Sent as SMS

What makes the work at armasuisse special? Sent as SMS

I appreciate that we can act to a large extent independently and that we can and must always keep up to date with the latest technologies. Sent as SMS

If you had to explain your job/function to an outsider, how would you explain your activities? Sent as SMS

In brief, I’m the head buyer of planes and ground-based air defence for the Swiss Confederation. Sent as SMS

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

My situational leadership style works with the home workplace better than expected. I consider trust in the employees to be the most important thing. Sent as SMS

How do you switch off from work? Sent as SMS

I enjoy taking long walks in the forest to switch off from work and to clear my head. Sent as SMS

Brief profile

Peter Winter (53) holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Gallen and is a graduate electrical engineer (university of applied sciences). He joined armasuisse in 1997. Previously, Peter Winter was employed as a technical project manager for the chemical industry in Basel. In addition to several project manager roles in the procurement of air materials as well as command and control systems, he was also the overall project manager for the large-scale project Florako, the airspace surveillance and operational control system of the Swiss Air Force. Peter Winter is an International Project Management Association (IPMA) level A certified project manager. In 2009, he became the Director of Aeronautical Systems at armasuisse. Since 2017, he has also been head of the Air2030 programme.