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Retired CLAAS CEO Leading Nebraska’s Economic Development Efforts in Germany

CLAAS of America has another reason to be proud of our former CEO and Speaker of the Executive Board of CLAAS KgaA, Dr. Theo Freye. Freye now leads the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s new office in Germany.

He will represent Nebraska in Germany as a place for business and assist Nebraska companies in their expansion efforts in the country. Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Dr. Freye to the newly created position at the end of May.

“With his track record of success leading CLAAS North America in Omaha, Theo Freye has invaluable experience cultivating partnerships between American and German businesses,” says Ricketts. “Theo will be an excellent representative for Nebraska in Germany.”

Dr. Freye’s position is part of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), the lead economic development agency for the state. The DED International Business Development team promotes international investment in Nebraska and promotes Nebraska companies on a global scale. This follows the November 2019 trade mission to Germany in which Gov. Rickett’s goal was to deepen Nebraska’s relations with Germany and open new partnerships in the agricultural sector, given that it equates to 20 percent of Nebraska’s economic output.

DED Director Anthony Goins says they are pleased to have Dr. Freye lead the Nebraska Center Germany now because Nebraska companies are becoming increasingly more involved in the country.

“With Theo’s assistance, we hope to capture the momentum from Gov. Ricketts’ November 2019 trade mission to Germany,” Goins says.

Visit the Nebraska Center Germany website.

 
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