Changes are taking place to the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group. The annual general meeting elected Hans-Peter Endress, Thomas Kraus and Antonietta Pedrazzetti as new members of the Group’s controlling body. In turn, Dr George A Endress, Dr Hans Fünfschilling and Willi Ruesch have duly retired from the board.
The Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group (from left): Dr Heiner Zehntner (secretary), Fernando Fuenzalida, Thomas Kraus, Klaus Endress (president), Hans-Peter Endress, Antonietta Pedrazzetti and Dr Georg Bretthauer. Not pictured: Dr Klaus Eisele.
Klaus Endress thanked the retiring Supervisory Board members for their many years of service. They had been members of the independent body since its creation in 2002. “Throughout this long period they have given critical and constructive support to the work of the management team and therefore played key roles in ensuring the successful development of the Endress+Hauser Group.”
Hans-Peter Endress (67), eldest son of company founder Dr Georg H Endress, joined Endress+Hauser’s British business in 1980 as financial director. Then he managed the company from 1985 to 2011 in the role of managing director and, as chairman, is still involved with its development today.
Thomas Kraus (47) has spent a large part of his career at the logistics service provider TNT Express. He is chairman of the association granting Germany’s most prestigious quality management award (‘Initiative Ludwig-Erhard-Preis’) and advisor of German foodbank (‘Bundesverband Deutsche Tafel’).
Antonietta Pedrazzetti (51) has worked for the diagnostics division of the pharmaceutical corporation F. Hoffmann-La Roche and has been responsible for business development with a focus on mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic projects since 2003.
Additional members of the Supervisory Board are Dr Georg Bretthauer, professor of applied IT and automation engineering, the finance expert Dr Klaus Eisele, as well as the former chief financial officer of the Endress+Hauser Group, Fernando Fuenzalida. Dr Heiner Zehntner, a member of the Group’s Executive Board, is the secretary of the Supervisory Board.
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