Cluster Board

Cluster board

The cluster board is the governing body for the Leading-Edge Cluster it's OWL, and currently comprises 20 members. Representatives from the business and scientific communities provide a crucial contribution to the development of the cluster and play a part in shaping its strategic direction.


Hans Beckhoff
Managing Partner Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG (Vice-Chairman)
Roland Bent
Executive Vice President Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
Steffen Bersch
Executive Board GEA Group AG
Thomas Böck
Managing Director CLAAS KGaA mbH
Dr. Stefan Breit
Managing Director Miele & Cie. KG
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gausemeier
Managing Board Heinz Nixdorf Institute (Chairman)
Dr. Dietmar Harting
President/General Partner and Senior Vice President Future and New Technologies Harting KgAA
Sven Hohorst
Managing Director Wago Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Martin Kannegiesser
Managing Director Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krahl
President University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe
Oliver Lang
CTO and Member of the Management Board Benteler Automotive
Frank Maier
Member of the Executive Board Lenze SE, Innovation
Manfred Müller
District Administrator for Paderborn
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Sagerer
Rektor of Bielefeld University
Dr. Eduard Sailer
Managing Director Miele & Cie. KG, retired (Vice-Chairman)
Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schramm-Wölk
President Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
Herbert Sommer
Chairman Shareholder's Meeting OstWestfalenLippe GmbH
Karl-Heinz Stiller
Supervisory Board Chairman Wincor Nixdorf AG,retired
Hans-Dieter Tenhaef
Spokesman of the Management Board OWL Maschinenbau
Marianne Thomann-Stahl
President District Government Detmold
Jörg Timmermann
Chairman of the Management Board Weidmüller Holding AG & Co. KG