Organization

Designing the future together

The tasks within the CLAAS Foundation are clearly distributed. All bodies the jury, the Board of Trustees and the Executive Board work hand in hand.

Organization

Designing the future together

The tasks within the CLAAS Foundation are clearly distributed. All bodies the jury, the Board of Trustees and the Executive Board work hand in hand.

Jury

The jury of the CLAAS Foundation assesses the application for the Helmut Claas-Scholarship. It consists of international experts of the agricultural sector who specialize in various fields. This guarantees an objective and well-balanced evaluation.

German Jury

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Herlitzius

  • Study of mechanical engineering, specialization of agricultural machines at TU Dresden
  • Doctorate at TU Dresden, process analysis and process management
  • Engineering Manager Combine Harvester, Member of the Executive Board at John Deere
  • Since 2007 Professor for agricultural system Technology, TU Dresden, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Chair of Agricultural Systems Engineering

Prof. Eberhard Hartung

  • born 1964
  • Agricultural sciences, specialzing in agricultural engineering in Bonn and Hohenheim
  • Dissertation in Hohenheim
  • Since 2005 Director of the Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
  • Involed in many associations, e.g. KTBL (Association for Technology and Structures in Agriculture) and VDI, Max-Eyth-Society

Catrin Hahn

  • Degree in plant production at the Humboldt-University Berlin
  • Master at the German Chamber of Commerce in Berlin
  • Since 1998, at the Institute of agricultural ecological projects at the Humboldt-University Berlin
  • Editor for crop production at the dlv Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverlag Berlin
  • Since 2014 magazine agrarmanager

English jury

Eur Ing Dr. Peter Crossley

  • born 1943
  • Mechanical Engineering at Institute of Science, University of Manchester
  • worked in industry as design engineer
  • Lecturer in Engineering Design and Research Student Director at Cranfield University
  • Visiting fellow at Cranfield University

David White

  • Senior lecturer Engineering Department, Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire.
  • Member of  the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Agricultural Engineers and many more
  • Trustee of the Douglas Bomford Trust, mentor of Arkwright Scholarships Trust

Dr. Kim Blackburn

  • Born 1977
  • Mechanical Engineering at the University of Reading
  • PhD-program at Cranfield University
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Current research in the areas of off-road dynamics also traction and agricultural technology