Our Patrons


Patrons of the German American Cultural Foundation are corporate sponsors that have donated resources to help our organization reach its goals. In addition, many of the company leaders participate, or have participated, as a part of the Executive Committee or Board of Directors for the Foundation.

To make a tax-deductable donation at any time, click here. To become a patron of the German American Cultural Foundation, email info@gac-foundation.org.



AGCO Logo - GACF PatronsAGCO Corporation

As a leading global manufacturer of agricultural equipment, AGCO offers a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage and tillage equipment, which are distributed through 2,600 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. www.agcocorp.com


Picture1 Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC

Headquartered in Atlanta, MBUSA is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class. MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. www.mercedes-benz.com


Porsche Logo - GACF PatronsPorsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. They work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. www.porsche.com


Siemens Logo - GACF PatronsSiemens Industry Inc. Drive Technologies

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure and cities sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. www.siemens.com




Since 1978 BESTAR has been an ISO 9001 certified specialty steel supplier servicing companies that manufacture various cutting tools such as saws and knives for industrial applications. BESTAR regularly supplies customers in over 45 countries in the world, and is headquartered in Remscheid, Germany with additional offices and warehouses in Atlanta, GA, USA, as well as Shanghai and Hong Kong, China. BESTAR is proud to be known throughout the cutting tool industry as not only the go-to vendor for material availability, but also for the highest quality products available on the market today. www.bestar-steel.com



For more than 160 years, PNC has been committed to providing it’s clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. PNC offers a wide range of services for all their customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. No matter how simple or complicated their needs, they’re sure to have the products, knowledge and resources necessary for financial success. www.pnc.com



Arnall Golden Gregory Logo - GACF PatronsArnall Golden Gregory LLP

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is a law firm with offices in Atlanta, Miami and Washington D.C., that serves the business needs of growing public and private companies. Through mergers and acquisitions, capital markets financing, strategic alliances, joint ventures, regulatory compliance, litigation and other business-related guidance, the firm helps clients turn legal challenges into business opportunities. www.agg.com


Heidelberg Logo - GACF PatronsHeidelberg USA, Inc.

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft (Heidelberg) has been a major provider and partner for the global printing industry for many years. They offer their customers all necessary components essential to the success of their business activities in commercial and packaging printing. www.heidelberg.com


IFF Logo - GACF PatronsIFF International Freight Forwarders, Inc.

IFF is a privately owned full service Customs Broker, International Freight Forwarder and NVOCC in the United States. IFF was established and founded in Atlanta, Georgia by Peter Halpaus in 1983, with a vision and desire to become a force in the import and export market. www.iffusa.com


Kuehne Nagel Logo - GACF PatronsKuehne + Nagel, Inc.

With more than 120 forwarding offices and distribution centers, the staff of 6,000 logistics professionals at Kuehne + Nagel leverages their expertise to deliver consistent, optimized service to our clients. Over a 120 year history, Kuehne + Nagel has evolved from a traditional international freight forwarder to a leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions. www.kn-portal.com


Legacy Restaurant Partners Logo - GACF PatronsLegacy Restaurant Partners

Legacy Restaurant Partners (LRP), an affiliate of Legacy Property Group, is a multi-faceted group which brings together hospitality, a unique dining experience and great food. Today Legacy Restaurant Partners manages 10 award winning facilities, annually hosts over 3,000 banquet events and has a dedicated team of over 500 employees. www.legacyrestaurantpartners.com


Rödl Langford de Kock Logo - GACF PatronsRödl Langford de Kock LLP

Rödl & Partner USA have specifically tailored their accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting services to the unique needs of foreign owned business in the United States of America. For the past 40 years their core practice has been serving the accounting and tax needs of German speaking and other foreign owned “Mittelstand” companies operating in the U.S. www.roedl.com/us


Picture3Schuh Complexity Management Inc.

Schuh Complexity Management Inc. focuses on providing solutions and methods for managing the ever increasing complexity of today‘s enterprises, products and processes. With this approach, the company was established as an implementation-oriented problem solver in the industry. Today the company consists of about 50 people committed to ensure your company’s success through their work as strategy and organizational consultants, as well as management coaches. Headquartered in Aachen, Germany, with subsidiaries in St. Gallen, Switzerland (since 1991), and Atlanta, GA, USA (since 1997). www.schuh-group.com


USP Logo - GACF PatronsUnited Soft Plastics, Inc.

USP United Soft Plastics, Inc. is a highly innovative manufacturing company dedicated to the development of better SEBS (TPE-S) compound solutions for their customers. Uniform product quality, on-time delivery, and reliable supply at competitive pricing are the drivers behind the United Soft Plastics philosophy of excellence in every aspect of their operations. www.unitedsoftplastics.com




The company, headquartered in Kempten, was established in 1930 and is one of the global leaders in the field of system logistics today. A seamless  global transport network and exemplary IT solutions guarantee the most intelligent combination and integration of logistics network competences worldwide. www.dachser.com  



Dornbracht represents the very highest quality of manufacturing, progressive production and innovative design. The premium fittings of this family-run company have won numerous international awards, acting as a driving force for the developments and trends of an entire industry. Worldwide. www.dornbracht.com


EY Logo - GACF PatronsErnst & Young LLP

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Ernst & Young helps companies across the globe to identify and capitalize on business opportunities. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. www.ey.com


Hofmann Services Logo - GACF PatronsI.K. Hofmann USA, Inc.

Hofmann Services is a leading international provider of professional employment services. We have over 20,000 employees working in over 100 locations across five countries in fields ranging from industrial to office, marketing to engineering, technology and more. www.hofmann-services.com


IEC_logoInternational Expo Consulting

International Expo Consulting is an independent exhibit agency and consulting company serving the tradeshow industry. Together with a selective pool of global partners they provide design, image and fabrication services in a turnkey capacity. Their team of highly motivated, internationally accomplished consultants and designers develop individually angled exhibit solutions while meeting your objectives as well as budgets. www.internationalexpoconsulting.com


JDC Group Logo - GACF PatronsJDC Group

JDC Group is a technology recruiting and staffing company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 2005, the privately-held company has been providing technology resources to businesses throughout North America for a decade. www.jdc-group.com


Merrill Lynch Wealth Management LogoMerrill Lynch Wealth Management

Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s premier providers of wealth management, securities trading and sales, corporate finance and investment banking services. Merrill Lynch places the client relationships first and is proud to conduct business based on five unwavering principles: Client Focus, Respect for the Individual, Teamwork, Responsible Citizenship, and Integrity. www.ml.com


Picture7The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

At The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, the style leans toward modern glamour while the hospitality is distinctly Southern. Set in the heart of downtown, the luxury hotel draws discerning travelers with accommodations overlooking the city, locally inspired dining, beautiful event spaces and an address minutes from Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, the World Conference Center and MARTA mass transit. www.ritzcarlton.com


Picture8Vieler International LP

Vieler International was found in 1913 and is today, with over 150 employees and three production facilities one of the worldwide leading companies for the supply of hardware for display cases, systems and shop fitting equipment. Lead in third generation Vieler develops, produced and sells display case
hardware and shop fitting systems mainly out of aluminum and stainless steel. www.vieler.net



Picture9Allstate Insurance Company

The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America, serving more than 16 million households nationwide. Founded in 1931, Allstate has been dedicated to protecting their customers from life’s uncertainties and preparing them for the future for more than 85 years. www.allstate.com


Attkisson Hongo | GACFAttkisson Hongo, LLC

Attkisson Hongo LLC is a full-service tax and accounting firm located in St. Petersburg, FL, that is dedicated to providing clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. www.attkissoncpa.com


Der Biergarten Logo - GACF PatronsDer Biergarten

Der Biergarten gives Atlanta residents and visitors a true taste of German culture. Located Downtown within the Luckie Marietta District, Der Biergarten fills a citywide void of beer gardens and authentic German fare while providing world-class service in a festive, traditional atmosphere. www.derbiergarten.com


Consulate General of Germany Logo - GACF PatronsConsulate General of Germany

The German Consulate General in Atlanta is the official representation of the German government to the southeast of the Unites States. The consular district includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. www.atlanta.diplo.de




Gas SouthGas South

With more than 260,000 residential, business and governmental customers, Atlanta-based Gas South is one of the Southeast’s leading natural gas providers with customers in Georgia and Florida. Gas South’s customer-first approach is emphasized by our Hometown Value promise – to always provide great everyday low rates, outstanding local customer service and strong support for the communities we serve. www.gas-south.com


Picture12GACC South

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, Inc. (GACC South) was founded in 1978 to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the U.S. The GACC South is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with a branch office in Houston, Texas. The GACC South is a private, non-profit organization and serves as the official representative of German industry and trade in the Southern U.S. It is part of an international network composed of 130 German foreign chambers of commerce and government offices in 90 countries. www.gaccsouth.com


Grenzebach Logo | GACFGrenzebach

Grenzebach is an internationally operating, expanding family-owned company focusing on plant engineering, construction and automation. Grenzebach provides customized equipment based on cutting-edge technologies designed to perform highly sophisticated processing and automation tasks. www.grenzebach.com


Hall Booth Smith Logo - GACF PatronsHall Booth Smith, P.C.

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) delivers quality legal services in a variety of practice areas for over 20 years. Experience across legal disciplines combined with a focus on the unique business or personal requirements of the client is the hallmark of the firm. www.hallboothsmith.com


HALO-logo_verticalHALO Food Connect

HALO Food Connect is an import solutions service provider for the U.S. food market based in Atlanta, Georgia. Their primary focus is to provide consulting, strategic sales, and importing solutions to international food suppliers interested in launching or expanding their business in the U.S. www.halofoodconnect.com




Hera Lighting Logo - GACF PatronsHera Lighting L.P.

Hera Lighting designs, develops and manufactures high-quality lighting solutions specifically for cabinets, furniture and displays. From lighting layouts to installation, their experts are available to help with every step of your project. www.heralighting.com


INP Logo - GACF PatronsINP North America Inc.

INP North America, Inc. is an electrical engineering and services company with over 50 professionals headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. Founded in 2000, they specialize in industrial automation focusing on European technologies such as Siemens, ABB and their migration to and from domestic technologies. www.inp-us.com


Jordan Inter Consult Logo - GACF PatronsJordan Inter Consult, Inc.

Jordan Inter Consult is a management consulting company with emphasis on site selection, business start-up and executive search for German companies in the U.S. eike.jordan@jordaninterconsult.com


Max's Logo - GACF PatronsMax’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

Since 2009, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria has offered authentic, New York style pizza, classic salads, pastas, Italian sandwiches, signature coal oven wings and freshly made desserts. One of the restaurant’s signature features is that they have the only genuine coal-burning oven in Georgia, enabling them to serve perfectly crisp pizzas, and create a unique taste and texture that has been a hallmark of New York City pizzerias for more than a century. www.maxsatl.com


Picture14 Samskip Logistics Inc.

Samskip is a global logistics company offering transport and related services by land, sea, rail and air with a particular focus on cost efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly transport. Samskip is headquartered in the Netherlands but was originally founded in Iceland in 1990. Since then Samskip has produced consistent organic growth complemented by strategic acquisitions. www.samskip.com


Spurlock & Associates, Inc.

Spurlock & Associates, Inc. is a small Consulting Engineering firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. After becoming a registered Profession Engineer in the State of Georgia, Barry L. Spurlock established the firm in 1969. S&A has a valued reputation in the Southeast for designing workable and buildable HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems for commercial, education, institutional, and light industrial buildings. www.spurlock-eng.com


Stats Logo - GACF PatronsSTATS

STATS is the ultimate location to watch your favorite sporting event, host your next private event or enjoy a tasty meal with friends. They offer tried-and-true American favorites that are sure bets to please every palate. On top of serving great food, STATS is one of the only bars in the United States to feature a beer tap system which allows guests to pour their own beer with no server or bartender needed. www.statsatl.com



Through its banking subsidiaries, the company provides deposit, credit, trust, and investment services to a broad range of retail, business, and institutional clients. Other subsidiaries provide mortgage banking, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing, and capital market services. Atlanta-based SunTrust enjoys leading market positions in some of the highest growth markets in the United States and also serves clients in selected markets nationally. www.suntrust.com


Ulrich Stockheim CommunicationsUlrich Stockheim Communications

USC develops Communication strategies for international corporations, institutions and business leaders. The owner-driven firm sets up high-level media contacts, supports in crisis communication cases and coaches and consults CEOs in success critical situations. Founder Ulrich Stockheim has 25 years of experience in international journalism and consulting in Germany and the United States.


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WITTE PUMPS & TECHNOLOGY LLC produces special solutions for the industry and offers a standard range of gear pumps. In addition to providing services and spare parts for their own pumps, WITTE also provides comprehensive service packages for gear pumps produced by other manufacturers. WITTE PUMPS & TECHNOLOGY is renowned for its innovative drive, which makes it one of the world-leaders in this market. www.wittepumps.de



The Wesley Company www.thewesley.com

Petite Violette Restaurant www.petitevioletterestaurant.com