e modern world of modular buildings
As the executive general manager of CIMC Modular Building Systems, John Zendler is leading the charge in changing the way we look at housing.
Due to his early-life family circumstances, John Zendler took his career more seriously than most 19-year-olds. “I had to make every post a winner from day one,” he says. is probably set my mind towards moving through the industry in increasingly bigger roles.”
John was also good at what he did. He attributes part of his fast rise to the fact that the companies that he worked for tended to make more money with him around.
“As a consequence I haven’t applied for a role for a long time. My last few roles have been through companies approaching me due to the success I’ve had.”
Of course there is a serious work ethic involved in that attraction.
“When I embarked on this journey, we (his wife) bought a house at a very young age and interest rates were at 12%. You certainly weren’t going to pay that o on a $190 a week apprentice wage. So the beginning of my career, I was on the tools during the day and then spending 50+ hours working in hotels and bars at night. During that point I really learned the value of hard work. en, as my career progressed I learnt success is a combination of hard work, but also working intelligently; nding the best use of your time.”
John says in the building game that tends to come through innovation.
“You need to innovate. It is innovate or die in the building game. You’ve