Günther de Temple was born in Gaggenau in the Black Forest in Germany and studied engineering in Karlsruhe. He founded DEKOMTE in 1978 after having been an experienced expansion joint construction engineer.
Despite starting in difficult economic conditions in 1978 DEKOMTE has grown into a global business employing 300 people in 13 countries. This is down to the vision of Günther de Temple who wanted to build something which will outlast him, the vision involves what he calls 'human resources' of fantasy, rich ideas, spirit and inventiveness. He believes that the entrepreneurship needed to build a business comes from using these 'human resources' to cultivate ideas and defy convention. Günther's maxim is not to live from something but rather live for something.