Werner has P&L experience in developing and executing strategies for turnarounds in earnings performance and new product launches for companies up to $500 million in revenue. His career life has included being chief operating officer of Infinium Capital Management, work with a fund-of-funds, insurance company investments and operating and transaction work for several private investor groups.
In 2000, Werner founded boutique private equity investing and management consulting firm Kona Advisors LLC.
Prior to Kona Advisors, Werner spent 12 years at Werner Holding Co. in a variety of senior line and staff positions. He had responsibilities in the climbing products, aluminum extrusion and insurance businesses. He also served as an officer and director for nine years.
Prior to Werner Holding Co., Werner co-founded a technology company that developed proprietary products for the engineering workstation market. Early in his career he worked as an engineer for a Kleiner Perkins-funded venture.
Werner earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. He also holds an M.S. degree in management and an M.S. degree in manufacturing from the MIT Sloan School of Management and Stanford University, respectively.