From 1981 to 2004, Albin Kälin was managing director of Rohner Textil AG in Switzerland. Under his leadership, the company was honored with 19 international design awards in the 1990s. In 1993 he started the development of the Climatex® product line, the first Cradle to Cradle® products worldwide. In 2001 Albin Kälin was awarded the UBS Key Trophy “Rhine Valley Entrepreneur of the Year”. 2002 - 2007 member of the supervisory board of the Fein Elast Group in Austria. 2005 - 2009 CEO of EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH in Hamburg, 2007 - 2009 additionally CEO of EPEA Netherland.
2009 - today Albin Kälin is the founder and CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH, an accredited expert for the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM certification standard.