Press release

Benjamin Schutte takes over the Region Middle Europe

With effect from 1st October, 2023 Benjamin Schutte will take over responsibility for sales in Middle Europe at CLAAS and succeed Thomas Spiering as Senior Vice President Region Middle Europe within the Business Unit Sales and Service.

At the same time, Thomas Spiering will join the Group Executive Board. Benjamin will report directly to the Executive Vice President Business Sales and Service, Christian Radons. In addition to his regional responsibility, Benjamin will stay in charge of the CLAAS Vertriebsgesellschaft (CVG) which is responsible for Germany, Benelux and Switzerland.

Benjamin joined the CLAAS Group in 2006 holding different positions in Product Management and Product Marketing Tractors, including one stay abroad at CLAAS Tractor in Vélizy (France). In October 2010, Benjamin took over the responsibility for Sales and Marketing of electronic products at CVG. In addition, he assumed the task as Head of Sales Tractors in June 2011. Since March 2017, Benjamin has been successfully acting as Managing Director CVG with responsibility for Sales.