Board of Directors

 

Juergen Gentzke – Chairman
Vice President Kuehne & Nagel Inc.
Juergen Gentzke joined Kuehne + Nagel AG&Co in 1987 and had his first assignment as Officer in 1996 overseeing the Airfreight Division in Frankfurt/Germany. In 1998 he was appointed as Regional Vice President S.E. Region USA. Read more about Juergen Gentzke…
Rudi Herbst – Vice Chairman
President & CEO United Soft Plastics, Inc.
Rudi Herbst founded United Soft Plastics, Inc. in May 2005. As main shareholder he became President & CEO of United Soft Plastics, Inc, a fast growing and international operating TPE compounder. Read more about Rudi Herbst…
Dennis Wagner – Treasurer
Senior Executive BESTAR STEEL Group
President & CEO BESTAR LLC
Dennis Wagner, is the President & CEO of BESTAR LLC in Atlanta (Georgia). Read more about Dennis Wagner…
Johannes Dorsch – Board Member
President JDC Group
Johannes Dorsch is the Founding Partner and President of the JDC Group. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company, cultivating domestic and international relationships, maximizing JDC Group’s technology alliances, and overseeing the company’s national and international expansion. Read more about Johannes Dorsch…
Linda EmdeLinda Emde – Board Member
President International Expo Consulting
Linda Emde founded International Expo Consulting in 2004 as an independent design and turnkey exhibit house in Atlanta for leading well-known brands, international corporations, as well as small start-ups from many market segments. Read more about Linda Emde…
Ben Gibson – Board Member
Vice President PNC Bank, N.A.
Ben joined PNC Bank in 2007 and currently advises and consults both internationally and domestically based commercial and middle market companies from a corporate banking perspective. For internationally based companies, Ben assists them in a number of ways including providing solutions and assessing needs around debt financing, foreign exchange strategies, trade finance structuring and international treasury management. Read more about Ben Gibson…
Peter Halpaus – Board Member
Chairman and Founder IFF, Inc.
In 1983, Peter Halpaus founded International Freight Forwarders, dba IFF,Inc., in Atlanta, GA with just 1 employee. Today IFF has over 60 employees and offices in Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Miami, FL, and Vance, AL. Read more about Peter Halpaus…
Dr. Eike Jordan – Board Member
President, Jordan Interstart, Inc.
Dr. Eike Jordan has been involved in the international business community in the southeastern United States for the past 32 years. Read more about Dr. Eike Jordan…
Slawischa Keipert – Board Member
Division Vice President, Drive Technologies, Siemens Industry, Inc.
Sascha Keipert joined Siemens AG in 1978 as technical apprentice. Prior to his current position as Division Vice President, Drive Technologies, Sascha served as Vice President and Controller of the Power Conversion Division of SE&A. Read more about Sascha Keipert…
Martin Richenhagen – Board Member
Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO Corporation
Martin Richenhagen was selected by the Board of Directors in March 2004 as President and Chief Executive Officer of AGCO Corporation. He was appointed to Chairman of the Board on August 15, 2006, and continues serves on the Executive Committee and the Succession Planning Committee. Read more about Martin Richenhagen…
Mirko Schueppel – Board Member
Vice President of Finance, Siemens Energy Management Division
Mirko Schueppel is responsible for leading all commercial and financial aspects of the Energy Management Division for Siemens in the U.S. and Canada. Read more about Mirko Schueppel …
Teri SimmonsTeri Simmons – Board Member
Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Teri simmons directs the International and Immigration Practice groups at Arnall Golden Gregory, where she has practiced law for over 22 years. She has served for many years on the board of the German American Chamber of Commerce, German School and Atlanta Council for International Relations. Read more about Teri Simmons…
Dr. Karheinz Wunner – Board Member
President, Hofmann Services
Dr. Karlheinz Wunner, President and CEO of I.K. Hofmann Services, Inc. joined the company in 2010 and was appointed President and CEO in July 2011. He holds an MBA in Economics/Business IT and a PHD in Statistics. Read more about Dr. Karlheinz Wunner…
Klaus Zellmer – Board Member
President and CEO, Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Klaus Zellmer is President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), where he is responsible for both the United States and Canada. Read more about Klaus Zellmer…