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After studying theoretical mechanical engineering, the company’s founder Bernd R. Dautermann started his professional career in the research and development department of the transmission company Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG (ZF). Later on he worked with the computer manufacturer Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). During this period he built up a comprehensive vibration test laboratory. With this laboratory he investigated the vibration behavior of hard disk drives (HDD) both by experiment and by FEA simulation.

The closing down of the DEC in Kaufbeuren gave an opportunity to acquire the vibration test laboratory and to start as a self-employed.

Bernd R. Dautermann started his business activity with the engineering office Dautermann in 1994. In 2000, he founded the ISMB Dautermann GmbH out of this engineering office.

Business handover

After 26 years of business activity Bernd R. Dautermann handed over the active management of ISMB on 01.01.2020 to his long-standing employee Dr. Michael Elbs with ISMB Elbs.GmbH for reasons of age.

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Bernd R. Dautermann

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Dr. Michael Elbs

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