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. Marcus Geimer

  • Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen
  • Head of development hydraulic hammer, Krupp Berco Bautechnik GmbH
  • Product manager at Bucher Hydraulics GmbH
  • University of Applied Sciences Konstanz, Mechatronics
  • Professor at the Institute “mobile work machines”, University of Karlsruhe (TH)

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

Thomas Preuße

  • Born 1958
  • Agricultural sciences in Gießen
  • Scientific research
  • Since 1984 working at German DLG-Mitteilungen, since 1989 as chief editor

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. Dan Mitchell

  • born 1943
  • studied at Wye College (London University), PhD. in Agricultural Engineering Aberdeen University
  • Specialist for energy supply in agriculture, such as management tasks at Electricity Industries Farm Energy Centre and Service
  • President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers
  • Engineering consultant