Kernersville, N.C. - It is with deep sadness that we inform you Jürgen Ahlfeld died unexpectedly of heart failure.

Jürgen Ahlfeld began his career at Grass Austria as technical director in 2000 and with his unprecedented commitment he achieved remarkable successes for the Grass Group. Even in economically difficult times he was able to motivate his employees to achieve their best performances and most of all to show loyalty towards our company.

As head of research and development at Grass Austria, Mr. Ahlfeld along with his team developed the Nova Pro drawer system which is still a leading product in the market today. With this development, he set the foundation for a successful future of the Grass Group. In October 2010, Mr. Ahlfeld joined the team at Grass America where he contributed his experience and knowledge as Vice President of Operations. Within a short period of time, he was able to highly motivate the Grass team and created an atmosphere of renewal, which is evident in the turnover and operating results of today.

The Grass Board of Directors states, “Those of us who worked with him on a daily basis and those who knew him appreciated his human and positive nature – we are going to miss him, but his memory and dedication will remain with us. With Jürgen Ahlfeld we lose an extraordinary colleague, employee, and friend. Our thoughts are with his wife and his children. We wish them strength in thisdifficult time of grief.”

Source: Grass America Inc.

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