Burkhard Sagemüller is to succeed Gottfried Giesen at Lemken as its new Head of Development. He succeeds Gottfried Giesen, who is retiring at the end of the year after being with the company for 33 years.
Mr Sagemüller, 53 years old is highly respected in the industry say Lemken and originally trained as an agricultural machinery mechanic. He later graduated in agricultural machinery technology from Cologne University of Applied Sciences and worked as a development engineer for a potato harvesting technology company.
As a highly active member in various associations and bodies, including the VDMA (agricultural technology industry association) he has established an extensive professional network, both nationally and internationally.
In view of ongoing change in agriculture, Sagemüller believes that accelerating processes and making the Lemken Development team of currently 112 employees fit for the future, will be among his core tasks.
“ As farmers increase their levels of professionalism and employ even more precise cultivation methods, they will need electronic solutions, above all, to help them work economically and network their systems with minimal effort when handling planning and documentation tasks.
At the same time, the basic functionalities of Lemken products need to be further enhanced and new cultivation concepts need to be explored in order to meet future requirements regarding quality of work, efficiency and environmental impacts, particularly CO2 emissions,” said Lemken.