Foundation Board Members (San Francisco)


Ulrich Schmid-Maybach (“Uli Maybach”) represents the fourth generation of family business started by his great grandfather, Wilhelm Maybach, who designed the first Mercedes in 1901. Mr. Maybach’s grandfather, Karl Maybach, pioneered the large diesel engines which have powered German trains for almost 100 years, the famous Zeppelin airships, boats, and the luxurious Maybach automobiles of the 1920’s and 30’s …read more


Irmgard Schmid-Maybach was born in 1923 in Friedrichshafen as the fourth of Käthe and Karl Maybach’s five children. As the daughter of Maybach Motorenbau company founder Karl Maybach, and granddaughter of Wilhelm Maybach, the 19th century engineering genius who developed the first high speed combustion engine with Gottlieb Daimler, Irmgard Schmid-Maybach supported her father’s efforts following World War II. She witnessed her father’s dedication to his company and employees… read more

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