New AEF Chairman

Peter van der Vlugt of Kverneland Group has been elected as the new Chairman of AEF, the independent international industry platform that supports and promotes the implementation of agricultural electronic standards.

On the left: Rainer Hofmann (AGCO/Fendt), who was the AEF Chairman for 4 years (2008-2012), hands over the Chairman’s gavel to incoming Chairman Peter van der Vlugt.

Peter van der Vlugt, who was previously Vice Chairman of AEF, has taken over from Rainer Hofmann, who stepped down from his position as required by AEF statutes. Marcello Mongiardo, of CNH, was also elected as AEF’s new Vice Chairman. The new management team aims to complete and integrate the AEF ISOBUS databases and the AEF Conformance Test.

Van der Vlugt, who is now AEF Chairman for a period of 2 years, hopes to continue to strengthen and grow AEF’s activities, giving priority to important subjects relating to ISOBUS. “We believe that ISOBUS Technology in Agricultural Business is the key for our future generation. In AEF we found our partners that support this strategy,” he said. Peter van der Vlugt is Product Development Manager at Kverneland Group Mechatronics BV, in Nieuw-Vennep (The Netherlands). This is the dedicated technology centre for electronic controls and systems for all agricultural implements within Kverneland Group.

More information about the AEF:

ISOBUS was just the beginning for Kverneland Group Mechatronics and has a clear future.
With decades of experience in CAN-bus and ISOBUS technology, Kverneland Group has a leading position in ISOBUS development. Already more than 50 machine models are developed conform the ISOBUS protocol and more are to come.

Kverneland Group has a high ambition on development and production of new electronic solutions for agricultural tractors and machinery, all to make the farmers life easy, smart and efficient. 
To increase the customer benefits in relation to the application of ISOBUS technology within ISOBUS machines and to improve the compatibility of ISOBUS products worldwide (plug & play).

1. November 2012