The Executive Directorate manages the association
Board of Chairmen
The VDMA General Assembly elects a President and two Vice Presidents for a period of four years. Together, they form the Board of Chairmen.
The Restricted Board debates and makes decisions on key association matters.
VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) represents more than 3,200 mostly medium-sized companies in the capital goods industry, making it the largest industry association in Europe.
VDMA is the responsible body for DIN/NAM and DIN/NWM, who are in charge of German machinery standardization. Via this route VDMA experts represent Germany in CEN and ISO.