Entrepreneur, switchman in the PBS industry, employer president: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke turns 80

Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke celebrates his 80th birthday on 7 May 2018.

Iserlohn, 07.05.2018: Development aid is no stranger to him than acting on the business parquet: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke celebrates his 80th birthday on 7 May 2018.

As a former employer's president in North Rhine-Westphalia and acting chairman of the Märkischer employers association in Iserlohn and Hagen Maier-Hunke led between 2004 and 2016, the collective bargaining in the metal and electrical industry The convinced advocate for collective bargaining and social partnership draw expertise, diplomatic skill and a policy of measure and center.

Not only here has his word weight. For almost 40 years, Maier-Hunke has been involved in the PBS industry (paper, office, stationery) on a voluntary basis. As a co-founder and longtime chairman of the association of the PBS brand industry, he made a major contribution to making the industry known and forward-looking.


Managing Director of DURABLE

The special passion of the native Bavaria has always been the family business. Under his leadership, the work equipment expert DURABLE has developed since 1980 into an internationally successful company. Thanks to Maier-Hunkes real sense for trends, innovative ability and entrepreneurial foresight, DURABLE today generates 100 million euros turnover, employs 700 people and distributes to more than 80 countries worldwide. Guided by experience and the ability to reinvent himself over and over again, Maier-Hunke looks forward to the challenges ahead: "My team and I develop products and solutions that you need in the modern workplace."

At the beginning of his professional career in the 1960s, the holder of the Federal Cross of Merit and the Landesverdienstordens NRW was head of the German Development Service in Nepal. Three years of development work in Kathmandu shape him and his social commitment to this day.

In addition to his many responsibilities, Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke is a volunteer at various political, economic and educational institutions, including as chairman of the University Council of the University of Applied Sciences South Westphalia and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estland.