German Association for Marine Technology

— bundled competence in marine technology —

In 2015, the GMT Honorary Membership was awarded for the first time for three persons who have outstandingly been involved for decades in the GMT and who significantly influenced the GMT by their work.

Dr.-Ing. Helmut Salzmann

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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.


Dieter Koenig

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Dieter Koenig

had initiated and accompanied as a member of the board, many years of it as executive director, a large number of research and development projects. Like few others he understood the events in the international offshore world, both the technology and the market. On offshore conferences at home and abroad, he has let the GMT members participate in its network and its national pavilions and thus made them visible internationally.


Dr.-Ing. Joachim Schwarz

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Dr.-Ing. Joachim Schwarz

worked for many years as chairman and CEO of the GMT. He has strengthened the synthesis between science, research and industry, as well as initiated and supported large collaborative projects. The connection of the GMT for policies he has put on a new level, as well as the position of the GMT among the other maritime organizations. Dr. Schwarz has placed the ice technology in Germany nationally and internationally in many functions and without him this would not exist in its current form.