Board of Trustees

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

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.

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

Helmut Claas

  • born 1926
  • Studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University Hanover as well as other course in the field of agriculture at the University of Vienna and the Grande Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture in Paris
  • Head of Research and Development at CLAAS
  • From 1978 until 1996 Executive Vice President of the CLAAS OHG
  • Since 1996 Chairman of the Shareholders' Committee (until 2010) and Supervisory Board of the CLAAS KGaA
  • Chairman 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

Hermann Lohbeck

  • born 1962
  • holds a degree in business administration
  • worked as a tax consultant and auditor
  • joined the Executive Board of the CLAAS Group in October 2014 and became its speaker in October 2017