Rainer Hungerbuhler

Rainer Hungerbuhler

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Present

Managing Director

GF AgieCharmilles China (Hong Kong)

Management of GF AgieCharmilles’ sales company for South China and Hong Kong. The company has more than 100 staff working as sales, application and service engineers and generated approx. 40 million USD sales in 2008 in 3 locations: Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Dongguan; South China is one of the most important markets to the GF AgieCharmilles group worldwide. Successful integration of 3 sales companies for 3 brands into 1 common brand sales company; reorganization of the company according to market segments and modern sales management concepts, which helped to increase its market share in South China from 10% to 16% in 2008; successful execution of a drastic restructuring in 2009.

Oct 2006 - Jun 2007

Marketing and Communication Manager Asia

GF AgieCharmilles

Planning and coordination of the marketing activities of GF AgieCharmilles’ 9 sales companies in Asia with approx. 450 employees and over 180 million USD sales.Development of a market information data base for Asian markets; development of GF AgieCharmilles’ group strategy for India, which is currently being implemented

Oct 2003 - Sep 2006

General Manager

Plumor-Novimex Holding Rep. Office

Establishment of a new Representative Office in Shanghai with the scope of sourcing and quality assurance of garments and luggage for big German discounters. 8 staff; approx. 18 million USD sales.Recruitment of local staff; setting up of collaboration procedures with the head office; training of staff on European customers’ requirements; putting in place of factory evaluation procedures; contract negotiations with factories; management of quality assurance and timely delivery; Establishment of a new base of factories for garments and luggage in China, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Nov 1999 - Sep 2003

Business Development and IT Manager


Plumor and Novimex are run and owned by my father in law. Approx. 50 staff in Switzerland, Bangkok and Hong Kong.Set up and implementation of a new ERP system with various integrated e-commerce solutions; coordination of the European sales team with Far East merchandisers; negotiations with European customers’ buying departments; acquisition of new business fields.

1999 - 2001

Simultaneously with my position in Plumor, I founded my own company


Development, production, marketing and sales of own patented parafoils for kite surfing.

Nov 1997 - Sep 1999

General Manager of Geneva branch

Oerlikon Contraves

Management of Oerlikon Contraves’ R&D branch office with 10 R&D engineers in Geneva; coordination of the Geneva branch office with the head office in Zurich; development of air defense systems; FEM analyses of heavily stressed components.

May 1994 - Oct 1997

R&D Engineer

Oerlikon Contraves

Calculations and dynamic analysis of heavily stressed components of air defense systems.











Company manager with a wide range of experiences in engineering, international trade, marketing and sales management. Natural leader. Well-versed in Chinese business practices after working more than 5 years in Asia (mainly China). Strong ability to work out and execute the right solution in complex situations and under time pressure.


1995 – 1998: Member of the Swiss Paragliding League

Competing in the Paragliding World Cup; former member of the Red Bull competition team.

2001 – present: Rowing


Challenging new position where I hav the opportunity put my strengths into effect. Managing Director or manager of a bigger organization with international exposure.

In Hong Kong, China or Eastern Europe (back to Switzerland would be nice).