CEMA Elects New Chairman to its Technical Board

CEMA has elected Dr. Markus Baldinger, Chief Technical Officer at Pottinger, as the Chairman of its Technical Board.

From left to right: Michael Kohlem (Claas), Dr. Markus Baldinger (Pöttinger), Jeannot Hironimus (Kuhn), Ivo Hostens (CEMA).
From left to right: Michael Kohlem (Claas), Dr. Markus Baldinger (Pöttinger), Jeannot Hironimus (Kuhn), Ivo Hostens (CEMA).

CEMA’s Technical Board – which brings together Europe’s leading industry experts on farm machinery – has appointed a new Chairman: during the next 2 years, the board will be headed by Dr. Markus Baldinger, Chief Technical Officer, Pöttinger (Austria), who was unanimously elected during the board’s last meeting on October 12 in Brussels. On the same occasion, Jeannot Hironimus, Vice-President Product Portfolio and Business Development of Kuhn (France), was re-elected as Vice-Chairman of the group.

Thanking the members for their confidence, Baldinger says, “With rapid advances in Precision Farming and Agriculture 4.0, the pace of innovation in our industry has never been faster. More than ever, we therefore need to discuss and define forward-looking EU industrial policies and regulations which help our industry to stay innovative and keep its global leadership position. Together with the members of the Technical Board, I look forward to contributing to this process.”

Hironimus adds, “We have a firm commitment in the industry to push the boundaries of innovation in farm machinery further in the years ahead. As such, it is of fundamental importance that technical regulations evolve alongside this path.”

Baldinger has been Vice President Research & Development at the Austrian-based agricultural technology company Pöttinger since 2010. In August 2016, he was appointed Chief Technical Officer and member of the company’s Executive Board.

CEMA’s Technical Board brings together Europe’s leading industry experts from manufacturers of agricultural machinery and national trade associations to discuss regulatory aspects of EU legislation impacting farm machinery. The board’s expertise helps to define CEMA’s positions towards the European Institutions to ensure EU legislation on farm machinery remains balanced and structurally supports the innovative power and competitiveness of the industry.