On Sunday 9 December 2018, Klaus Endress, current President of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group celebrated his 70th birthday.
Born in 1948, Endress was the second of eight children to 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 United States of America, he joined his father’s company in 1980. He then took over the reins in 1995.
As CEO, 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.
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.