Consul Profile

Honorary Consul Mr Ralph Daetwyler

Consular Region:
North Carolina

13420 Reese Blvd West
Phone: +1 704 659 7484,
Fax: +1 704 875 0781

About me:

Assignments: since 2009 President of Max Daetwyler USA. Founded in 1975 as the US foothold of the Swiss based Daetwyler AG. From 2009 to 2013 President of K. Walter Service Corporation. Leading two sales and service subsidiaries as well as manufacturing in two location in the Carolinas / Southeastern United States.

Professional experience: Bachelors Degree in Business Management from NC State University Masters of Science in Graphic Communications from Clemson University; In 1995 our company opened a subsidiary in Tallinn, Estonia with 45 employees and an annual turnover of 5 million Euro. About 80% of the machine frames of the equipment we sell worldwide are built in Estonia. Max Daetwyler corporation is currently expanding the facility in Tallinn to accommodate the growth that we have been experiencing. Actively participated in the merger of two of the largest suppliers to the Gravure Printing Industry.

Areas of high potential for developing relations with Estonia: Estonia has a lot of skilled labor. It is very advantageous for an international manufacturing company like Max Daetwyler corporation to focus on growing the facility in Estonia to be able to support the needs for our worldwide sales.

Vision: Happy to assist companies that are trying to get a foothold in the USA by getting them connected with the appropriate channels, such as Economic Development Groups and local governments. There is a small number of Estonian’s in the Carolinas needed to be connected with each other through social media platforms.

Associations: Board of Directors member Gravure Association of America; Committee member at Lake Norman Economic Development Committee.

Hobbies: Flying, mountain biking, triathlons, fly fishing, hiking, kayaking.

Ralph Daetwyler