Gerhard Hugenberg was a pioneer in the development of maglev transportation systems in Germany. In cooperation with German ministries, he succeeded in building the famous Transrapid test facility in Emsland, northern Germany.
Rolf "Tullum" Trauernicht was an entrepreneur and the founder of the Trauco Group. He was a member of the International Maglev Board since 2009. Rolf Trauernicht had been actively promoting a Trans-European Maglev