Dr.-Ing. Helmut Salzmann
created substantially the set-up of the GMT as the first CEO in 1983 in the time of Professor Kokkinowrachos. For years Dr. Salzmann was active on the Board and later also on the advisory board. He always made sure that the GMT as an independent institution perceives the complex interests of its members and from science, research and industry. After the decease of Prof. Dr. Kokkinowrachos, Dr. Salzmann, Dieter Koenig and Dr. Schwarz together designed the necessary redefinition process and paved the way for a modern GMT.