The International Council on Combustion Engines


CIMAC was founded in Paris in 1951 where the first Congress took place. Originally CIMAC was organized as an industry event to discuss new ideas and developments within the engine and components industry together with institutes and universities. This massive amount of professional up-to-date knowledge is still available among the CIMAC members and is presented during the Congresses. A very decisive change, however, has taken place over the years - the clients of the engine industry have become interested in participating in the CIMAC Congresses!

Download the CIMAC History Book 'The first 50 years' (1951 - 2001)

Now being more than 60 years old, CIMAC places an even greater importance on the user attendance by attracting more papers from operators and designers of ships, power plants and locomotives.

On the occasion of the 27th CIMAC World Congress in Shanghai in May 2013, a 2-stroke Diesel Engine History Booklet has been published, written by Jørn Dragsted. The booklet is available for download here.

List of the CIMAC Presidents since 1951:

22 Klaus Heim Italy June 2016 June 2019
21 Christoph Teetz Germany May 2013 June 2016
20 Yasuhiro Itoh Japan May 2010 May 2013
19 Karl Wojik Austria May 2007 May 2010
18 Matti E. Kleimola Finland May 2004 May 2007
17 Nikolaos P. Kyrtatos Greece May 2001 May 2004
16 Stephen G. Dexter Austria May 1998 May 2001
15 Peter S. Pedersen Denmark Nov 1995 May 1998
14 Georg Lustgarten Switzerland Nov 1993 Nov 1995
13 Helmut W.K. Maghon Germany Nov 1991 Nov 1993
12 Hans H. Wesselo The Netherlands Nov 1989 Nov 1991
11 Meinrad K. Eberle Switzerland Nov 1987 Nov 1989
10 Masutaro Shibata Japan Nov 1985 Nov 1987
9 Cecil C.J. French Great Britain Nov 1983 Nov 1985
8 Lars Th. Collin Sweden Nov 1981 Nov 1983
7 Alberto Guglielmotti Italy Nov 1977 Nov 1981
6 Waheeb Rizk Great Britain Oct 1973 Nov 1977
5 Siegfried Meurer Germany Oct 1969 Oct 1973
4 Max Zwicky Switzerland Dec 1964 Oct 1969
3 Roberto de Pieri Italy Oct 1961 Aug 1964
2 Haakon Andresen Denmark Jun 1957 Oct 1961
1 Paul C. Tharlet France May 1951 Jun 1957

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