Ernst Deck

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Ernst Deck (* 24 June 1905 in Mannheim; † 3 April 1993 in Munich) was a German entrepreneur, honorary professor of the TH Munich and honorary senator of the University of Karlsruhe (TH).


Ernst Deck, son of Peter Deck and Anna née Spiegel, studied at the then Technical University in Karlsruhe from 1926 and became a member of the fraternity Teutonia. In 1930 he passed his diploma examination. He first worked for Siemens and from 1934 for Dyckerhoff & Widmann in Berlin. In 1945 he became head of the machine administration and in 1959 director. From 1963 Deck held a lectureship at the TH Munich in the field of construction machinery and from 29 January 1970 an honorary professorship.

In October 1969, Deck was awarded the dignity of honorary senator by a unanimous decision of the Senate of the University of Karlsruhe (TH).

Together with the Main Association of the German Construction Industry, he was involved in deepening the contacts between practice and science. He was chairman of the equipment committee of the main association for more than 10 years.


  • Manfred Wockel (ed.): Who’s who in Germany. 1990, part 1, p. 255.

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