Walter Werner was born on 21st of September 1943. In 1965 he attended a basic course for blasting operation and got his shotfirer licence. He studied business administration in Cologne. From 1970 he worked together with his father in their own company. This was a company for demolition of buildings including blasting operation. In 1977 he took over management of the company which carried out the first blasting demolition of a skyscraper in Germany in Hamburg. Since 1980 Walter also worked as an official expert for blasting demolition. From 1981 to 1997 he was the president of German Blasting association. In 1988 he comes up with idea to form a European Blasting Organization.
As a result of this idea EFEE was founded in fall of 1988 and he was the first president of EFEE. Walter was also father of reunion of the east and west part of the German Blasting organizations. From 2006 to 2010 he was the president of the German Demolition Association. He also worked as an EFEE Board member for a long time and was responsible for the election and audit committee.