Gesine Bergmann has been working for VDMA since 2017. The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) represents more than 3,200 member companies in Germany and Europe. Within VDMA she is responsible for the Forum Glass Technology. She studied Glass Technology at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and used to work as a research engineer for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the German Aerospace Center and the Research Association of the German Glass Industry.