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Press release

Dr Martin von Hoyningen-Huene takes over the global CLAAS tractor business

From 1 April 2021, Dr Martin von Hoyningen-Huene will join the CLAAS Executive Board, having assumed responsibility for the Tractor Business Unit and CLAAS Industrietechnik GmbH.

“We’re delighted that we’ve been able to recruit a manager for our tractor business with such formidable industry experience as Dr von Hoyningen-Huene,” says Thomas Böck, Chair of the CLAAS Executive Board.

After studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and the ENSAM Grande Ecole in Paris, von Hoyningen-Huene completed his PhD at the University of Siegen. He began his professional career as a business consultant and project manager at McKinsey & Company in Stuttgart. From 2004 to 2008, he worked for the Freudenberg Group; most recently as Managing Director of Freudenberg IT. After joining John Deere in 2009, Dr von Hoyningen-Huene was responsible for its global 6B and 6D/E tractor range, holding roles such as Head of Development. In 2014, he was initially appointed Factory Manager and then Sole Managing Director of Maschinenfabrik Kemper, which is part of John Deere. Since February 2018, Dr von Hoyningen-Huene has been managing the John Deere factory in Arc-les-Gray (France).