Klaus Endress, current President of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group, who also served for many years as CEO, celebrated his 70th birthday on 9 December 2018. He was born in 1948, the second of eight children of company founder Dr Georg H Endress and his wife Alice. After completing his degree in industrial engineering and getting his professional career off to a start in the US, he joined his father’s company in 1980. He then took over the reins in 1995. As CEO, Klaus Endress influenced the Group’s growth and development for nearly two decades. He handed over the operational business to Matthias Altendorf in 2014 and moved to the Supervisory Board.
Klaus Endress dedicated much of his energy and attention to fostering the corporate culture, in which responsibility and loyalty are core elements. He also invested significant amounts of time in creating the Family Charter. This document governs the relationship between the shareholder family and the company, guides the younger generation into the business and strengthens the bonds between the 70 plus members of the family. He is politically active as a member of the community council in Reinach, Switzerland, where he resides. In his leisure time, the passionate horseman and mountain biker is regularly drawn to the outdoors and nature. Apart from that, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two grown children.
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