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.

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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

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