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The GTS executive board honors high-ranking individuals who have made a special contribution to the technology of thermal spraying with the GTS ring of honor. This year, the executive and advisory boards of the Association of Thermal Spraying e.V. (GTS) were in complete agreement that the Swiss businessman Christopher Wasserman absolutely deserved the GTS ring of honor for his long-time commitment and his innovative ideas.

On behalf of the GTS members Christopher Wasserman was honored with the GTS ring of honor in June 2015. (Photo:GTS e.V. / Christian Penszior)

On behalf of the GTS members Christopher Wasserman was honored with the GTS ring of honor in June 2015. (Photo:GTS e.V. / Christian Penszior)

On April 27, 1998 Christopher Wasserman founded the TeroLab Surface group. By now, his business comprises five locations in four countries. The Swiss businessman may definitely be considered a visionary within the GTS. Modern corporate management – through certifications or subjects such as social responsibility – characterizes his business style.

Christopher Wasserman is also President and co-founder of the Foundation Ecophilos as well as the Zermatt Summit Foundation, a catalyst designed for business leaders to spark inspiration, share innovation and translate into action new business development models that promote human dignity in our globalized world.

At the same time, Christopher Wasserman set up the Rene Wassermann Award. Every three years, this innovative award is granted to an outstanding thermal spray/coating technology company at the ITSC in Europe. The jury, consisting of GTS board members, honors splendid economic performance in conjunction with TLS values of corporate responsibility in social, communal and ecological terms. The winner receives 10,000 Swiss Francs. The GTS is pleased to have Christopher Wasserman among them as a provider/generator of valuable ideas for many years to come.

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