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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. Dr. Wolfgang Büscher

  • Apprenticeship as a farmer in Emsland
  • Studies of Agricultural Sciences
  • Doctorate at the University of Bonn with the title "Ammoniac emissions from forced-ventilated animal houses"
  • Assistant at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart) to his doctoral supervisor (Prof Jungbluth)
  • 1996 first professorship at the University of Halle (Saale)
  • since 2002 head of the professorship for “Animal Husbandry Technology” at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bonn (main focus: „Animal Welfare & Biosensorics“, „Environmental Impact“ und „Feeding Technology“)

Dr. Angela Werner

  • Studied chemistry in Frankfurt am Main and journalism in Mainz
  • PhD in biophysical chemistry in Frankfurt am Main
  • Since 1996 working for agrarzeitung, since 2012 editor-in-chief
  • Main topics are crop protection and biotechnology as well as economic and political reporting of the companies and players involved

English jury

CV Alastair Tulloch MIAgrE

  • Born in 1950
  • Ordinary National Diploma in General Engineering
  • National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
  • CLAAS UK Ltd. - After Sales Dept. - Regional Service; National Service Manager
  • CLAAS UK Ltd. - After Sales Manager and Co. Director; Deputy CEO
  • Chairman of the Agricultural Engineers Association Training Committee (2010 - 2015)
  • Member of EurAgEng & The Institution of Agricultural Engineers - Award of Merit 2018

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