Klaus Endress turns 70
Supervisory Board President of the Endress+Hauser Group celebrates his birthday
On Sunday 9 December 2018, Klaus Endress, current President of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group who also served for many years as CEO, will turn 70.
Klaus Endress 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. Klaus Endress influenced the Group’s growth and development for nearly two decades. 2014 he handed over the operational business to Matthias Altendorf 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.
Klaus Endress 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.