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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the decision making panel of the CLAAS Foundation. They discuss and decide on new projects in order to realize the Foundation’s objectives.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the decision making panel of the CLAAS Foundation. They discuss and decide on new projects in order to realize the Foundation’s objectives.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the decision making panel of the CLAAS Foundation. They discuss and decide on new projects in order to realize the Foundation’s objectives.

Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser

  • born 1971
  • Apprenticeship as Industrial Clerk
  • Studies of Business Administration at University of St. Gallen (CH)
  • Since 2010 Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of CLAAS KGaA mbH
  • Since 2001 Member and since 2020 Chairperson of the Shareholders' Committee of the CLAAS KGaA
  • Since 2021 Chairperson of the CLAAS Foundation Board of Trustees

Dr. Hermann Garbers

  • born 1951
  • involved in research and development and lecturing at Braunschweig Technical University (Institute of Agricultural Machinery)
  • Development Manager for combines, forage harvesters and tractors
  • CLAAS Executive Vice President from 1999 till September 2014

  • Deputy Chairman of the CLAAS Foundation Board of Trustees

Thomas Böck

  • born 1971
  • Graduate Engineer (UAS) in the field of Electrical Engineering
  • since 2006 in executive positions within the CLAAS Group
  • since 2014 Member of the CLAAS Group Executive Board and responsible for Technology and Systems as well as for the Business Unit Forage
  • since 2019 CEO of the CLAAS Group

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Böttinger

  • born. 1959
  • Engineering course, focus on agricultural machinery at the University of Stuttgart
  • Head of Development at AGROCOM, Bielefeld
  • Since 2005 Professor at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Basics of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Hohenheim

Dr. James Brighton

  • born 1970
  • studied Agricultural Engineering
  • Dissertation at Cranfield University (1997) and lecturer since then
  • Received Ford Motor Company European Technical Achievement Award 2007 Achievement Award 2007