Due to his broad experience in state administration as well as in the municipal sector, Werner Theis is the contact person for ministries, municipalities, municipal companies, associations as well as private companies, especially in connection with the conceptual design and implementation of eco-efficient infrastructure projects or the future-oriented reorientation of companies. His function as an advisor to the state government and his continuous cooperation with colleges and universities fits very well with innovative topics for designing the agenda of Business enterprises with a strategy focusing on future-oriented aspects.
Mr. Theis has been chairman of the registration committee formed at the Chamber of Engineers Rhineland-Palatinate - a public corporation - for many years. His extensive expertise in the field of architectural and engineering law is also based on many years of experience as legal advisor to the Chamber of Architects of Rhineland-Palatinate and head of the arbitration board.
In 2017, the Rhineland-Palatinate Chamber of Engineers awarded him the Medal of Merit as its highest distinction for his services to the engineering profession.
Mr. Theis worked from 1991-2016 at the Ministry of the Environment of Rhineland-Palatinate in various managerial positions, as head of the minister's office, the policy department, the department for nature conservation and sustainable development and the water management. He has played a leading role in the amicable settlement of the billion-euro legal dispute over the Mülheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant, in the conceptual design of state laws in the environmental sector or the Chemistry Advisory Council, which is unique in Germany, as well as in the implementation of important infrastructure projects, such as the organization of the hazardous waste management industry in Rhineland-Palatinate, an eco-efficient water management system and the creation of modern flood protection in the state.
Werner Theis was a member of the supervisory board of the hazardous waste management company SAM from 2000 to March 2016 and from 2006 to 2007 regular chairman of the federal/state water working group.